The Green Guide to the Albemarle


Outer Banks Regions of North Carolina

With its sandy shores, rollicking surf, tranquil streams, and villages steeped in history, northeastern North Carolina offers myriad ways to explore the environment. The coastal plain makes for leisurely hiking and flat water creeks invite paddling by novice and experienced canoeists alike. Depending on your ambition and skills, you can plan a half-hour trip, a half-day trip, or a foray into wilderness. Yes, pristine wilderness exists here, preserved by local, state and federal agencies.

Small, scattered towns and villages evoke life in more leisurely times, and in most there are historic sites and homes from bygone eras. Take some time to stroll through these communities. And while you're about it, don't forget to stop for an ice cream cone along the way.

This unique GreenGuide to the area will give you the information to make your trip a success. Spring and fall are ideal times for outdoor excursions. Summers can be warm and humid, and insects are more active. If you are canoeing, we suggest using the telephone numbers included in the write-ups to call ahead, as stream levels can sometimes be low in summer and fall.

When planning an outing, we urge you to use common sense, wear appropriate shoes, carry a first aid kit, sunscreen, and adequate water for each person,. and. . .Please be kind to the environment.


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