Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores Guide Book

by Molly Perkins Harrison (Falcon Guides)
Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores  by Molly Perkins Harrison

246pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762726091

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beach paradise and outdoor adventurers' treasure. Wildlife viewing, fishing, camping, watersports, hiking, and biking are some of the activities visitors can expect to enjoy -- and this guide includes tips on what to do, where to eat, and where to sleep at Hatteras as well as nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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Trails from the "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: The Cape Hatteras National Seashore harbors an incredible variety of birds, making it one of the East Coast’s year-round birding hotspots. The park’s open spaces provide habitat for birds who live her ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Birding
... Preview: The open wildlands of Cape Lookout National Seashore are excellent places to see a variety of birds, especially during spring and fall migrations. The diversity and numbers of birds at this national s ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Birding
... Preview: Boating is a way of life on the Outer Banks. There’s much more water than there is land, so it’s only natural to be afloat. Maybe it’s the whipping wind in your face or the wake you leave behind, but ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: Getting to the banks by private boat allows you the freedom to come and go as you like, assuming the weather and water levels permit. Boaters need to understand basic sound navigation before heading o ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Sea Kayaking
... Preview: At night Cape Lookout National Seashore is one of the darkest places you will ever be. With no artificial lights for miles around, you’ll be awed by the blackness of the sky and how long it’s been sin ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Camping is the logical extension of any outdoor experience, and it’s the best way to get deeper into the nature of the Outer Banks. Sleeping on the soft barrier island sand, feeling the constant stick ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: On the soundside of the island amid tall pine trees, a lush green lawn, and freshwater marsh and ponds, the Bodie Island Lighthouse occupies an unusual setting for an Atlantic lighthouse. The portion ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Hiking
... Preview: This eTrail includes information on local attractions on Cape Lookout National Seashore, including Portsmouth Village, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Cape Village, and Shackleford Banks Wild Horses. Also ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Hiking
... Preview: With its long, flat landscape stretching 72 miles down the coast of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a good destination for long, relatively easy rides. There is only one real hi ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Road Biking
... Preview: Fishing is to Cape Hatteras National Seashore as surfing is to Hawaii, horseracing is to Kentucky, and eating is to New Orleans: You do it there because it’s the absolute best place to do it. The Oute ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Fishing
... Preview: Surf fishing is legendary at North and South Core Banks. Every spring and fall hordes of anglers junket to Cape Lookout National Seashore with vehicles, gear, friends, and high hopes in tow. In these ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Fishing
... Preview: The beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is basically a 72-mile-long hiking trail. If you’re looking for more structured day hikes, the Seashore has a few marked, cleared trails for hiking and get ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Hiking
... Preview: Walking and hiking here is like making a pilgrimage to solitude; the farther you get from the ferry landings, the more serene the island gets. The landscape is stark and the atmosphere is rugged, and ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Hiking
... Preview: Wind is a dominant and driving force at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It shapes the islands and the trees and changes the disposition of the water, the air, and the humans every time it switche ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Hiking
... Preview: Cape Hatteras National Seashore allows driving on the beach via seventeen vehicle access ramps. It might seem intrusive to purists, but driving on the beach is not necessarily harmful to the environme ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Off-Highway Drives
... Preview: Here is your chance to take that SUV off-road. But remember, you’re driving in a fragile ecosystem, not a racetrack. Stay within the boundaries of the four-wheel-drive trails and beach and don’t tramp ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Off-Highway Drives
... Preview: The Outer Banks is renowned as the best East Coast surfing location, and the best Outer Banks surfing, no doubt, is on Hatteras Island within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It wasn’t until the 1960s ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Hiking
... Preview: Surfing is a favorite sport all along the North Carolina coast. If the conditions are right for the beach you’re on—if there’s an onshore swell and an offshore wind—you’ll be able to ride a wave. Cape ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Harkers Island, NC - Hiking
... Preview: With 72 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the ideal place for swimming. It also offers access to many miles of Pamlico Sound shoreline for wading and swimming. The nati ... From the guidebook "Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores"
Buxton, NC - Hiking
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