Explore the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge by Kayak

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Just a few miles west of Manteo and the Outer Banks, sits the 152,000 acre Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge was established in 1984 to protect the “Pocosin” wetland habitat and the wildlife that thrive there.  The refuge is known for its high concentration of black bear and for its efforts to conserve …

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3 of the Best Surf Fishing Spots on the Outer Banks

A man wearing waders fishing in the surf.

Surf fishing is one of the most popular activities on the Outer Banks. It is a great pastime, especially in the fall when the fishing is good and the ocean and air cool down to make a day on the beach extremely enjoyable. With miles upon miles of beach available to cast your line, where …

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Explore the Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the thousands of ships that have wrecked along its shores. Some of these wrecks are much closer to the beach than you would imagine, in shallow waters around 15-20 feet deep. When the ocean water is clear, which has been often this …

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The Outstanding Fishing Piers of the Outer Banks

Jennettes Pier

Fishing is a popular activity along the Outer Banks, and our fishing piers are some of the best places to enjoy the beautiful views of the Outer Banks while relaxing and catching fish. Check out some of the best fishing piers to visit during an Outer Banks vacation!  Take the kids and give them a …

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New Section of the Corolla Greenway is Now Open!

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The Corolla Greenway has been in the works for many years. The goal of the project was to provide a walkway for residents and visitors to safely traverse through the community of Corolla. Phase III of the greenway has just been completed. This 3-mile extension of the greenway starts at Ocean Sands Section A and …

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Pet Friendly Outer Banks

With an abundance of outdoor activities, the Outer Banks is a great place for pets. Your pet will love it here just as much as you will! Besides, what’s a vacation without your best friend? If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your pet crate on vacation, we rent a large dog crate that …

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Family-Friendly Running Paths on the Outer Banks

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If you are looking for a good running route, but don’t want to leave the kids at home, check out one of these family-friendly running paths on the Outer Banks that are suitable to bring the kids along, even on a bike or in a stroller! The Woods Road The Woods Road runs along the …

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Top Spots to Launch a Kayak on the Outer Banks

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The Outer Banks has countless amazing spots to go kayaking. From the ocean to the sound, you can fish, observe nature and wildlife, or have an adventure in the waves. Here’s a few of the top spots that you should launch a kayak and explore on the Outer Banks: Whalehead Club in Corolla 1100 Club …

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