5 Great Outdoor Trails on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a great place to visit to enjoy spending time outdoors and in nature. The area is well known for beautiful beaches and sounds, the variety of wildlife including the state horse of North Carolina, salt marshes, and sand dunes. Your family will enjoy exploring nature sites during your Outer Banks vacations. Check out some of the best places trails to visit for great nature adventures while on Outer Banks vacations.


Roanoke Trail in Nags Head Woods: The Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve offers a variety of nature trails for you to visit. The Roanoke Trail is among these great trails. The complete hike is 1.5 miles, and the trail leads to the Roanoke Sound and back to the beginning of the trail. Many people choose to take this trail while visiting Nags Head Woods. You will see the beautiful salt marshes while exploring this area as well.


Duck Town Park and Boardwalk: The Town of Duck features a great soundside boardwalk along with a playground, water fountains, walking trails, events, and more for you to enjoy during your OBX vacations. Take a nature walk while seeing the local shops and the sound, and then enjoy a picnic as well. This is a great location to spend an afternoon outside with your family on Outer Banks vacations. 


Currituck Heritage Park: The Currituck Heritage Park offers many beautiful sites and fun activities on the Outer Banks. The Currituck Heritage Park, which is a total of 39 acres, is located by the sound and also features beautiful canals, ponds, and forests. After walking by the Currituck Sound, consider climbing the Currituck Beach Lighthouse that is located near the trails. You can also visit the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education while visiting the Heritage Park.  


North Pond Wildlife Trail and Salt Flats Wildlife Trail at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge: Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is another great option for a nature walk on the Outer Banks. There are two wildlife trails that you can choose from to explore the area. The North Pond Wildlife Trail is about a half-mile walk. You can find this trail close to the Visitor Center. The Salt Flats Wildlife Trail is another great trail for seeing wildlife during a nature walk on the Outer Banks. This trail is shorter than the North Pond Wildlife Trail. There are many other places to explore nature while walking by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. You can visit the trails throughout the year.


Nature trails are easy to find throughout the Outer Banks. It is a great choice to go for a nature walk during Outer Banks vacations. You can explore the area, see wildlife, and view the numerous beautiful sites that the Outer Banks has to offer. Check out these trails and learn more about the Outer Banks during your vacations. For more information on nature trails and for recommendations on sites to see, contact

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