Take a leisurely stroll through the Emerald Isle Woods Trail, or tackle the more challenging 10 mile Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Trail to enjoy the natural beauty of the coast. Don’t miss Ft Macon State Park’s 3.5 mile trail through the natural marshes, the beauty of the Croatan National Forest, or an array of other exceptional hiking trails are here for your outdoor pleasure. By the way, 85 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean can’t be overlooked, including the Cape Lookout National Park!

Fort Macon State Park

Originally designed to guard Beaufort Inlet and Beaufort Harbor, Fort Macon has been the site of wartime tragedies and triumphs, and is now the most visited parks in North Carolina.

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Croatan National Forest

Rich in nature’s splendor, the Croatan National Forest puts visitors in touch with North Carolina’s native woodland environment. Camping, picnicking and adventure trails winding...

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Cape Lookout National Seashore

A 56-mile strand of silken beaches that make up the coastal islands of eastern North Carolina, one of the few remaining natural barrier island chains in the world, accessible only by boat....

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