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Springer's Point Preserve

Ocracoke, NC
910 790 4524
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Maryville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very pretty short walk...we also went there via kayaks and enjoyed the beach area! The kids loved walking under the canopy of trees...the vegetation much different from home. It was quite interesting

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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a very nice, easy nature walk. It's in the woods but very smooth trail towards the water. We had trouble finding the location and actually had to stop at the welcome center ranger station to look at the map and for quick directions. After we received the directions it was very easy to locate. There is no parking... More

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Richlands, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a nice, easy nature walk not far from the center of the village with lots of Ocracoke history along the way. The really is no parking for car or golf carts at the trailhead, so one must walk--or better yet, ride a bike over. The trail ambles ambles past an old cistern, the site of Ocracoke legend and... More

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Madison, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you want an adventure in Nature and see where Blackbeard was at then take a walk on this trail, Very nice

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Burlington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Take the walk all the way to the beach. It is beautiful! We did it in the morning biking from our hotel. Great walk.

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Winston Salem NC
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We walked the trail thru the woods and to the beach. You can also ride a bike. It was very peaceful and beautiful. Nice quiet time looking at nature. My daughter ran here several mornings.

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Walk the same trails that notorious pirate blackbeard walked, see the graves of Sam Jones and his horse beside the well in which blackbeard got fresh water, wade in the waters he once trudged through. Take a step back in time and see how our island used to look but be warned about the bugs and no parking. Bring bug... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well worth the walk from the main part of Ocracoke as you can not drive and park there. A short walk to the Sound through a beautiful wooded area. Once there you are standing on a quiet, private beach with a view of Portsmouth Island in the distance and boats on the sound. It's well worth the walk to get... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

At least 3 to 4 times, every summer, we head to Springer's Point Nature Preserve, walking, or biking to the entrance, (near the lighthouse) watching where we step on the path, trying not to catch our toes on the gnarled tree roots, walking under the forest canopy of ancient live Oaks, Cedars, youpon & Red Bay trees, to spend time... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice little walk out to beach, but nothing great. This was supposedly hideout of Blackbeard, but not one sign about him. When you get to lookout, there's no signs pointing to Teach's Hole. We had to guess about the cistern, because again, no signs. Tip: Make sure to take time to read information on Kiosk. Then you'll at least know... More

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