A resourceful GetGoingNC.com

If you bookmark no other entry from this blog, bookmark this one. It contains links to five resources especially conducive to leading an active lifestyle.

GetGoingNC.com Guide to North Carolina Greenways. Looking to take a run, a walk, a ride on a greenway, either in your town or elsewhere in North Carolina? Our revamped site contains a guide to North Carolina that is the most comprehensive Tarheel greenway guide available — and is becoming more comprehensive by the week. Find maps, detailed trail descriptions, slideshows, trailhead information and general descriptions of the state’s longer greenways as well as info on where to find the smaller ones. You’ll find in in the navigation panel on the upper left of the GGNC home page.

Where to rent a canoe or kayak. Don’t have a canoe or kayak of your own? No problem, we’ve tracked down 33 places in North Carolina where you can rent on — for as little as $5 an hour. It’s here.

Find a hiking club (and people to hike with). Not everyone likes hiking alone, especially on a trail you don’t know in an area you aren’t familiar with. NCHikes.com, our sister site, has a list of hiking clubs throughout the state, clubs that hold regular hikes and are more than happy to have you along. Find it here.

Line up a whitewater raft trip. Back by popular demand is yesterday’s comprehensive look at everything you need to know to sign up for a whitewater raft trip in the mountains. The comprehensive report was compiled by Karen Chavez, outdoor editor of the Asheville Citizen-Times. Go here.

Weekend planner. A Thursday staple of GetGoingNC.com, this weekly feature identifies three events of interest to active types — one each at the coast, in the Piedmont and in the mountains — as well as a rundown of statewide events calendars that feature active events. Check this space every Thursday.

Got another resource guide you’d like to see at GetGoingNC.com? Tell us what it is and we’ll see about putting it together.

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