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A Hike and A Beer

This Independence Day, celebrate two of the best things North Carolina has to offer: waterfalls and beer. We've paired up waterfalls and breweries across the state, any of which would make for a great trip this 4th of July weekend.

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2. More Fun Than a Barrel of Brass Monkeys

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Take a 2.5-mile loop hike to Upper Creek Falls off NC 181, then drive to Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton for their Belgian white saison, Brass Monkey.

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6. French Broad and German Beer

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Venture off the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the waterfalls along the Avery Creek Trail in Pisgah National Forest, then head off to the French Broad Brewing Company in Asheville for one of their Gateway Kolsch beers.

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7. Live the Bohemian Life

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Take your mountain bike and if you have energy left, make a short hike to some of the waterfalls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Then check out a Bohemian Pilsner from the Brevard Brewing Company in nearby Brevard.

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Show your love for your state this 4th of July weekend by visiting some of the waterfall and breweries that make North Carolina great!

To read more about the waterfalls mentioned in this post, and more, check out North Carolina Waterfalls by Kevin Adams. If you're mostly here for the beer, discover other breweries to visit in North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries by Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke.

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