The seasons bring natural changes that make this place a wonderful area to explore and experience year round. From kite boarding, surfing, swimming and shelling to duck hunting, hiking and bird watching, these communities offer outdoor adventures beyond compare. For those who wish to watch beautiful sunsets and explore night skies, to those who want to ride the waves, catch the big fish, or kayak through the marsh grass for new discoveries, this is a place for you.
The “great outdoors” is no greater anywhere than along the Outer Banks of North Carolina; its fragile barrier island system and its sound side maritime forests provide unequaled opportunities for those who long for a place to explore the natural world.
The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge bird list boasts more than 365 species, with concentrations of ducks, geese, swans, wading birds, shore birds, raptors, neotropical migrants seasonally abundant.
As one walks the lanes and trails of Portsmouth´s lost lifestyle, the buildings display a close knitted community which was typical along the Outer Banks. The modest houses speak of a working class community. Established in 1753 by an act of the North Carolina Assembly, Portsmouth grew to be the largest settlement on the Outer […]
The Willow Pond Trail is 1/3-mile long and winds around a restored freshwater pond, with gorgeous views of wetland habitats and maritime woodlands. Watch for ducks and songbirds year-round from observation sites along the trail. The trail starts behind the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center. The Soundside Loop Trail is 4/5-mile long and […]