Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Where:  Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head Type of Activity: Exploring, Hiking, Kiting, Hang Gliding Distance: Variable This article is a deviation from the standard post you will find at ExploreNCOutdoors. Traditionally we encourage exploring the great outdoors, usually by providing a map, a trail, and a few pictures at the location. Jockey’s Ridge State Park doesn’t […]

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Currituck Banks Reserve Boardwalk Trail

Where: Corolla, NC Type of Activity: Short Hike Distance: 0.3 miles one way (0.6 round trip) This little gem of a trail is located at the end of Ocean Trail in Corolla. There is a small parking lot for visitors to the hiking trail. The 0.3 mile trail leads from the parking lot to a viewing platform on […]

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Lake Waccamaw

Type of Adventure:  Swimming   Lake Waccamaw State Park is located in southeastern North Carolina just off of Hwy 74 about 35 minutes outside of Wilmington. The 8,938 acre lake is said to be so unique, there are species of fish that are only native to this body of water. Upon first sight of the […]

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Kindred Spirit Mailbox – Sunset Beach

Type of Adventure: Beach Walk Distance: 1.4 miles (one way) If you like long walks on the beach, and are in the Sunset Beach or Ocean Isle area, why not take a stroll down to this hidden gem. I’ll let the CBS Evening News explain a little more. Watch below:

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Sugarloaf/Swamp Trail Loop

Type of Adventure: Scenic Walk Distance: 1.4 mile loop Location: Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, NC When most people think about going to Carolina or Kure Beach, they don’t think, or even know about, Carolina Beach State Park. At 761 acres, Carolina Beach State Park manages to hide tucked away on back side of Pleasure Island, […]

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Fort Fisher Hermit – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Type of Adventure:  Hike Total Distance:  2.2 miles (1.4 round trip to bunker) Location:  Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Kure Beach Parking/Trailhead:  33.964534, -77.922585 My family vacationed for many years in nearby Carolina Beach, and I was always curious of the stories about Robert Harrill, better known as the Fort Fisher Hermit. But it wasn’t until […]

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Raven Rock State Park

Date of Adventure:  3/9/2013 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 4.3 miles Location:  Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, NC Those in Attendance: Luke Teague, Christina Voncannon, Daniel Luther, Ashley McMasters, Maycie Only 60 miles from Asheboro, Raven Rock State Park was relatively unknown to me until I had a meeting in Lillington and noticed the signs […]

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