North Carolina Culinary Maps, Trails, Tours & More --
More fun ideas on ways to tickle your tastebuds as you travel around the state of North Carolina!

NCBS Historic Barbecue Trail - Members selected for inclusion on the trail cook their meat product on pits fueled by wood or charcoal, make their own sauce, have operated continuously for fifteen or more years, create an end product that is good offering and representative of North Carolina Barbecue.

The Great BBQ Map - The most comprehensive resource out there, listing every NC-style barbecue joint in the state.

Hot Dog Trail of Winston-Salem - A husband and wife team set out on a two day hot dog eating adventure, which took them to 10 restaurants across  Winston-Salem.

Moravian Cookie Trail - The first in a culinary trail series by Visit Winston-Salem celebrating the city's deep Moravian food roots. The culinary series is a trio of virtual trails (which means you can start, stay or stop wherever you please!) with each serving up a healthy portion of our history, delectable, tried-and-true recipes and our favorite places to stop, sample, and savor these distinct (and delicious) Moravian dishes and delights.  Whether you opt to travel the sweet, savory or sample a bit from each of the three paths, they hope you find their culinary trail the perfect way to explore the city's rich history and wake-up your taste buds in Winston-Salem!

Surry Sonker - Trail showcasing a unique dessert in Surry County, North Carolina. Surry County is said to be the only place where this delicacy is made

Pick-Your-Own Farms & Roadside Stands - Whether you’re looking for just-picked fruits and veggies or want to head out into the fields or orchards to do the work yourself, you'll find the details for doing just that at the hundred's of farm's in the state of North Carolina.

Distillery Trail - Distillery Trail delivers distillery and crafts spirits news, events & insights along with a comprehensive distillery and suppliers directory.

North Carolina Craft Brewery Map by the NC Beer Guys - This brewery list is for all beer enthusiasts who love North Carolina craft beer! Check out where all the breweries are and where the new ones are opening. The map even offers directions to the brewers so you can have your own beer adventure!

NCCBG Brewery Map - The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of the craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.  North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 100 breweries and brewpubs.

NC Wine Trail - North Carolina wine country is over 400 miles from east to west. North Carolina wineries and wine are organized in the North Carolina Wine Trail website help you learn more.

Wine Maps - Discover wineries, vineyards, wine bars and wine related events around the world through our online travel and mobile maps.

Haw River Wine Trail - Nestled in the North Carolina countryside between the Triangle and the Triad, make your destination the Haw River Wine Trail. The approximately 45-minute scenic drive along the Haw River features the heart of North Carolina wine country. The trail follows the beautiful and relaxing Haw River which provides additional entertainment, scenic views, and wildlife. Visit the Haw River Wine Trail to get a real taste of North Carolina charm!

Heart of North Carolina Wine Trail - Visit five vineyards in central North Carolina as part of the trail.

JoCo Beer, Wine, Shine Trail - In 2009, four award-winning wineries and tasting rooms joined together to form the Muscadine Heritage Wine Trail. And in 2015, the Trail it expanded and has been renamed the JoCo Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail to include our new breweries and distilleries in Johnston County. Experience the trail along their rural roads past tobacco, cotton, and corn fields or stop at a local farmer's market and take home fresh locally grown produce.

Swan Creek Vineyards - Seven vineyards only five miles apart! A wonderful way to explore the wines of Swan Creek in the Yadkin Valley.

Uwharrie Mountains Wine Trail - True official, full opertating, award winning wineries in the heart of the Uwharrie Mountains Range, just 30 minutes NE from Charlotte and 50 minutes SE of Grensboro.  Take tours of their entire commercial operations, from grape gorwing and crushing, to fermentation and aging, and finally to filtering and bottling, you can see how true award winning wineries porduce their wines from start to finish.

Yadkin River Wine Trail - The five wineries of the Yadkin River Wine Trail welcome you to explore their yearly calendar and plan a day trip to participate in one of their exciting and entertaining events.

Yadkin Valley Wine Trail - The Yadkin Valley Wine Trail website was established to provide a single stop for wine lovers seeking information about the wine, wines, wineries, vineyard, vineyards, bed and breakfasts, hotels and other lodging, restaurants and other dining, antiques and antique stores, art galleries, winery tours and other businesses affiliated with winery tourism in the Yadkin Valley.

Local Adventures
Ideas on ways to work off some of those extra calories or get the wiggles out after a long car ride!

North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail - North Carolina’s premier hiking trail. It stretches 1000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks stopping at many of North Carolina’s most beautiful places along the way.

North Carolina Paddle Trails Association's Canoe and Kayak Trail Maps - The mission of the N.C. Paddle Trails Association is to empower communities in the local development, maintenance and restoration of paddle trails in North Carolina thereby nurturing economically and environmentally sustainable communities.

Rails to Trails Maps - Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy (TRTC) is a state chartered non-profit, organization that works with the local and state government to preserve local abandoned railroad corridors for future transportation and other interim uses such as recreational trails. Their trails include American Tobacco Trail (through Durham, Chatham and Wake Counties) and the Eagle Spur Trail. They also have links on their website to other rail trails and projects of possible interest to trail users in NC and around the country.

North Carolina Birding Trail - The NCBT is a partnership between six founding organizations:the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Audubon North Carolina, North Carolina Sea Grant, US Fish & Wildlife Service, NC State University Cooperative Extension,and the NC Parks and Recreation. From our vast coastline to our high mountain peaks, North Carolina is home to a diversity of habitats that support hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. Our unique geographic setting along the Atlantic coast flyway provides both breeding and wintering grounds for many birds, making North Carolina a premiere birding destination. Yet this rich natural heritage is largely untapped as an economic resource for promoting nature-based tourism. The North Carolina Birding Trail (NCBT) will establish North Carolina as a leading nature-based tourism destination.

Piedmont Parent's Online Day Trip Directory - A searchable database of 90+ destinations that are a short drive from the Triad area of North Carolina.

Carolina Parent's Online Day Trips & Family Travel Directory - A searchable database of destinations that are a short drive from the Triangle area of North Carolina.

Unique Sleeping Accommodations in North Carolina

Stay on a Farm in North Carolina - Some farm vacations let you roll up your sleeves and do farm chores. At others, you can just breathe the fresh air, relax and enjoy serene pastures and rural views.

Last Updated February 2017
NC Cheese Trail Map

How does one embark on all that the North Cheese Trail has to offer?

Start with the trail map, where you can discover cheesemakers and other trail members in road-trip-inspiring layout of the state. Ultimately, encouraging visitors - in-state and out-of-state - to learn about the art of cheesemaking, to discover some of North Carolina's award-winning tastes, and to explore the picturesque farmlands that our wonderful state has to offer. 

Plan an afternoon, a day, weekend, or your next vacation!

Take the time to visit farms, vineyards, and businesses nearby to see all that the area has to offer.
A PDF version of the NC CheeseTrail map is available online. Download or print a copy before heading out on the Trail!