N.C. Arts Trails

Authentic North Carolina adventures are at your fingertips with the N.C. Arts Council's arts tourism trails! Whether you're in the mood for a day trip or a weekend excursion, we'll hook you up with our state's finest Blue Ridge musicians, incomparable Cherokee artisans, and most notable writers. Get a front row seat for an outdoor drama, opera or community symphony. Watch craft artists carry on centuries-old traditions—or push them in creative new directions. Get off the beaten path to find small-town folk artists, or explore rural countrysides where you can pick your own strawberries, ride an antique tractor or savor home made ice cream. From listings of statewide seasonal events to unique itineraries and links to North Carolina visitors bureaus, you'll find everything you need to explore authentic North Carolina on our cultural trails!

Blue Ridge Music Trail

Historic Happy Valley

Cherokee Heritage Trail

North Carolina Literary Trails



The North Carolina Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
Susan Kluttz, Secretary; Pat McCrory, Governor