This fall and winter, come join me and my friends for one of more than 60 guided hikes throughout the state! I’ve teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC for short) and North Carolina State Parks to offer hikes for all ages and stages, two-legged and four. Choose from short-and-sweet walks to those where you can step it up a bit. Together, we’ll explore parks, preserves and outdoor spaces.

Let’s make plans

I’ll bring the sights. All you’ll need for most hikes are comfortable shoes and drinking water. And, by all means, bring your friends, family and dog, if you have one. No matter which hike you choose, there will be someone to guide the way. All hikes are led by super great people, including park rangers and my longtime bud, Joe Miller. So let’s get started!

Find Your Hike


Each week, we’re giving away gift cards donated by Great Outdoor Provision Co. for use in any of the specialty outdoor retailer’s nine locations. One lucky hiker will win the grand prize: a $2,500 gift card to Biltmore Estate in the scenic North Carolina mountains and a one-year membership to the North Carolina Arboretum! Everyone who registers and hikes with us has a chance to win. Get details here.