North Carolina - North Carolina was the site of the first English colony on Roanoke Island, which resulted in the U.S.’s oldest mystery when the settlement vanished without a trace. The appeal of this southeastern state lies in its 300 miles of picturesque Atlantic Ocean coastline. The other beauties of NC are the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in its western region. In the resort destination known as the Outer Banks, permanent residents of coastal towns such as Kitty Hawk, Hatteras and Nags Head rent mini storage facilities for housing pontoon boats, surfboards, wave runners and crabbing equipment. The region surrounding Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast features self storage units for stowing away fishing gear and camping equipment. Amongst the rolling green hills in the state’s central region, between Greensboro, Raleigh and Fayetteville, residents use self storage units for mountain bikes and hiking gear. The year-round adventure sports available near Asheville require residents to rent self storage units to hold everything from whitewater rafting equipment to snow skis. North Carolina has hundreds of self storage facilities located in communities across the state.