Off-roading is a popular option for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the area.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Excerpt from The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
If you agree with Robert Frost, although more in a literal sense than a pathway for personal growth, off-roading might be an outdoor recreational pursuit that you can really wrap your head around. Whether you live in the Lenoir, North Carolina area and you want to do a bit of exploring or you plan to visit Lenoir & the NC foothills for a vacation, you’ll find several areas where you can go off-roading. There are miles of trails throughout the region, including ones suitable for an ATV or off-highway vehicle (OHV).
If you are visiting the area, the good news is that you do not have to register your ATV or OHV with North Carolina so you can get right to doing the off-roading you have in mind. You need only find parks and trails suitable for this outdoor recreational activity. One option in the area is the Brown Mountain Trail System, which is to the west of Lenoir. It has 34 miles of trails with both intermediate and difficult level trails. With the other amenities available, including picnic areas, fire rings, grills, and restrooms, it is a popular location for off-roading.
Another reason to choose to visit Lenoir & the NC foothills as an off-roading enthusiast is that there are plenty of other things to do while you are here. The opportunities for other outdoor recreation are many, including biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, and even winter activities, such as skiing, sledding, and snow tubing. There are several places for foot & drink so you can recharge after an active day of off-roading. You’ll find plenty of accommodations, as well, including cabins, campgrounds, hotels, and bed & breakfast options. Come for a visit and you just might want to become a resident!