The Hidden Gems of North Carolina

Mckenzi Harris

Have you been thinking of visiting North Carolina? If so, I’ve got the highlights for your trip right here. If not, add it to your list because you’re not going to want to miss these must see spots!

North Carolina is full of hidden gems you dont want to miss. From hiking trails to antiuqe stores they’ve got it all. Today I’m going to share my top hiking trails and attractions with you. My top three spots are Bearwallow Mountain, the Depot at Gibson Mill Antique Mall and Elevation Church.
Bearwallow mountain is one of the places you won’t find online or in the tourist books but it’s a trail that you definitely don’t want to miss.
The Depot at Gibson Mill Antique Mall is an adorable but large antique mall right outside of Charlette North Carolina you don’t want to miss. Another stop you should be sure to make it to Elevation Church in Charlette North Carolina.

Bearwallow mountain is a short trail with a view overlooking the mountains of North Carolina. The top of the trail is rumored to have wild cows on it on the summer. The trail is gorgeous year-round as well. Watching the sunset behind the hills of Bearwallow was the highlight of my last road trip to North Carolina. Click here to see photos of the trail as well as “hikeWNC” recomended trails and tips.

The Depot at Gibson Mall Antique Mall is a large mall right outside of charlotte. The mall is divided into rooms, some occupied by vendors and other just with pawned antiques. You can take a virtual tour of the antique mall on their website. If you are looking for furniture, maps, comic books, or basically anything else, they’ve got you covered.

Steven Furtick is the pastor of elevation church and has written several books as well. His sermons are very well known because of his podcast and the worship at the church is very powerful. Elevation Church has had several big worship hits on main stream radio as well.

These are three highlights to add on your road trip to North Carolina. Let me know your favorite spots in North Carolina in the comment below, or if you want to hear more of my must see places. Also comment below if you enjoy reading these “must see destinations” like my previous Arizona posts, or want other travel content.

Have Lovely Travels,
Kenzi Marie


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  • Noah
    February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    I have never been to North Carolina but I have heard that it is an beautiful place. I hadn’t heard of Elevation Church and it’s Pastor until recently, but the things that I do know I would love to go to a service sometime. Super cool photos by the way!

    • Mckenzi Harris
      February 21, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      It is a really great experience. If you are able to, you should for sure visit for a service, they have several service times.

  • Keaton Sample
    February 21, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I’m actually trying to make it to all 50 states right now, and I haven’t done North Carolina yet. I’m definitely interested in Bearwallow Mountain.

    • Mckenzi Harris
      February 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      That is so cool. I’ve been working on all 50 states for a while now, but i’ve been taking it pretty slow. North Carolina is an easy one if you live in Nashville though so you should for sure try to get out there, even if it’s just for a weekend!

  • Alex
    February 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I feel much more geographically inclined after reading this. Your descriptions made it feel like I had been there already. I have family in North Carolina so next time I visit I will definitely have to check these spots out!