North Carolina will be launching movie tours of the state next year, and to promote the new itineraries the tourist board will be holding competitions with the trade.
A number of films have been shot on location in North Carolina including Dirty Dancing, The Hunger Games, Last of the Mohicans, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Blue Velvet and Homeland.
The new tours have been launched to help visitors discover the state and stimulate travel from the mountains to the coast.
North Carolina will also be joining in the country-wide celebrations to mark the 100th-year anniversary of the National Park Service. The state is home to the oldest national seashore, Cape Hatteras, the most popular national park, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The North Carolina State Park System also has its own centennial to mark next year and will be hosting a number of events throughout the year.
For more information see www.ncparks.gov
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