Sunday, January 2, 2022

Get Inspired in Randolph County

Find your Motivation in Randolph County, NC 

Whether it's a new year, a new feeling, or a desire for change, Randolph County offers you the motivation you need to get started and grow.  

Randolph County is home to 19 trails covering all nine municipalities. Get back to nature along the trails. Pause and reflect at the lakes and streams found in the county, take a stroll along the Deep River State Trail - check out this link for ideas in Franklinville and Ramseur. Explore the Uwharrie National Forest. Reflect at Creekside Park in Archdale, Clay Presnell Park in Seagrove, and North Carolina Zoo. Randolph County offers you a chance to explore the Piedmont of North Carolina like no other. For a quick reference, check out our collaborative effort with Piedmont Legacy Trails, as the first county in the Piedmont to list options for difficulty levels and lengths of trails.

Joining us from cities outside of our area? Consider booking a guide. Issa Vibe Adventures is a Charlotte-based, black-owned hiking company with a mission of making the outdoors accessible to the black community and all types of hikers with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. They were tapped by Visit North Carolina to be part of a special video campaign filmed at our Faith Rock Trail with national travel site, Matador Network. They have hiked several trails in Randolph County and across North Carolina.

Learn about Conservation throughout the World - North Carolina Zoo 

From the wilds of Africa to your backyard, the North Carolina Zoo is advancing conservation and research on animals. Learn what you can do to help and see animals in the world's largest natural habitat zoo in the world. Proceeds from admission go right back into conservation funds. 

Get Healthy 

 Keye to Healthy & S&L Natural Foods  in Asheboro, & The Only Earth in Archdale
Shop independently owned health food stores in Randolph County and learn ways to improve your health. Keye to Healthy in Asheboro offers classes and meals for the "Next 56 Days Program." They sell items that are gluten-free, sugar-free, and taste amazing. S&L Natural Foods in Asheboro offers supplements, sports nutrition, and natural groceries.  The Only Earth in Archdale carries vitamins, grocery items, and body care items.

Art and the Earth - NC Pottery Center 

Connect with the earth through art at the Handmade Pottery Capital of the US - Seagrove, NC. North Carolina's state material is clay and it can be found and used in Seagrove, NC. Over 100 individual working potters are located in and around Seagrove, NC. The artists make unique pieces of art with clay. Check out the North Carolina Pottery Center - home to seasonal classes on art and  extensive history and exhibits on the craft. 

Start Exploring - Road Trip Randolph County 

Did you know if you start at the top of Randolph County near Guilford County and drive south to the end near Montgomery County, it would take you about 40 minutes? That is not all you can see on a drive through Randolph County. See Uwharrie Mountain Ranges, stop at locally-owned shops, or dine at classic roadside diners. Hit NC Highway 705, also known as Pottery Highway, and see generational shops similar to what is listed above. Reflect on what the road can show you when you start a road trip in Randolph County. 

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