The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in North Carolina
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, North Carolina95 Hemphill Knob Road (Parkway Milepost 384)
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 298-5330
Description: The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a place unlike any other on Earth, where ancient landscapes enchant the eye and age-old traditions warm the heart. The distinctive landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills combined with the region’s living traditions of craft, music, agriculture and Cherokee heritage create a wealth of natural and cultural treasures unmatched in our country.
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 693-4178
Description: Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, activism, music and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North CarolinaFort Raleigh National Historic Site
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2111
Description: England's First Home in the New World. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 288-1776
Description: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House, fought on March 15, 1781. This battle opened the campaign that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina2817 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 818-4587
Description: Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.
Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina1401 National Park Drive
Manteo , NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2111
Description: Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903.
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