Description - Before the Revolutionary and Civil War made their ever-lasting impression on the Piedmont Region, agriculture was the dominant way of life. Resting between the mountainous Appalachians and the sandy soils of the coast, this region became a settler's haven. The mild climate and rich soils turned this quiet wilderness into a dominant southern force. Where tobacco farmers once ruled, today the influential include fine furniture makers and technology leaders. As home to thousands of America's military personnel, the region still harbors abundant public lands where visitors can find enjoyment and refreshment within minutes from the busy Interstates.
- The outdoor opportunities within the Piedmont Region are as diverse as the region itself. From the rock climbing adventures in the northern parks to the placid canoeing and fishing waters of the southern parks, recreation enthusiasts will find an abundant selection of choices. With the assistance of North Carolina's universities, the state's public lands benefit from a wealth of knowledge enhancing their gardens, wildlife habitats, forest management, and historic attractions.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities in the Piedmont Region are limitless. From swimming pools and golf courses, to rock climbing and horseback riding, this region offers a wealth of outdoor recreation to the sports enthusiast. Visitors will find camping and cabins, fishing and hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking, hunting, sightseeing, picnicking and much more.
Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations. The mountains tend to be substantially cooler and receive some winter snow.
In the Piedmont Region, winter daytime temperatures normally range from the upper 30's to the upper 40s. Summer daytime temperatures range from the high 70's to the low 90's. The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-52 inches (112-132 centimeters).
North Carolina's Piedmont Region encompasses the center of the state between the Virginia and South Carolina state lines with the western boundary falling near Winston-Salem on the north and the huge metropolis of Charlotte on the south. The eastern boundary extends from the Roanoke Rapids area on the north reaching south of Lake Waccamaw.