The State Library of North Carolina is excited to celebrate the Year of the Trail in North Carolina, as designated by the legislature and Governor Roy Cooper’s proclamation. The Year of the Trail is the largest statewide celebration of trails and outdoor recreation in North Carolina history, including our state’s many nature, art, history, literary, and cultural trails. We are pleased to announce the State Library is the new digital home of North Carolina Literary Trails. Formerly under the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Literary Trails were created to document and share the state’s rich literary heritage.
Explore the North Carolina Literary Trails
North Carolina has a rich and diverse literary culture ranging from poetry to novels and activists to playwrights with connections across the state. Visit the NC Literary Trails online to plan your outdoor literary adventure with the North Carolina Literary Map and Story Trails of North Carolina, read the Literary Trails of North Carolina guidebooks by author Georgann Eubanks, and explore the state’s literary history with NCpedia.
Story Trails of North Carolina
A new addition to the North Carolina Literary Trails is the Story Trails of North Carolina. These programs are wonderful family-friendly activities that promote early literacy development and appreciation for the outdoors. You can usually find Story Trails at a local library or park. Explore the Story Trails of North Carolina and take a literary quest of your own!