A 44-mile paved drive from Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, past several picturesque maritime towns and near Cape Lookout National Seashore, to the historic town of Beaufort. This drive is easily done on your way to or from the ferry connecting Cedar Island and Ocracoke on the Outer Banks. It passes through a national wildlife refuge, several interesting old fishing towns, and ends in the historic town of Beaufort.
Cape Lookout National Seashore lies just off the route. The drive follows part of an official North Carolina scenic byway, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. Special attractions: Historic Beaufort, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina Maritime Museum, fishing, and boating. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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