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“Serenity” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Springer's Point Preserve

Springer's Point Preserve
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Niagara Falls, New York
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Do walk the preserve at Springer's Point. It is like being in another world on a solitary path. When you reach the end, you can look out over Teache's hole. Educational as well, with many different examples of trees and growth.

Visited June 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful "reverse oasis" at the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Off of Loop Road at the southern end of the island sits a hidden treasure. Literally, given that Blackbeard is rumored to have lived there for a bit.

Follow the sign into a live oak forest from another time, complete with twisted branches, old family cemeteries, an old cistern, carved wooden animals, and signs identifying the plants along the way. Eventually you come out to a lovely beach with a view of Pamlico Sound. Then it's back into the woods to complete the loop and out to the road again. The whole trail can be walked in about 15-20 minutes if you're going at a good clip, but why would you want to do such as silly thing?

The path is fairly easy to walk--no major hills--but watch out for random tree roots waiting to trip you. Bring your camera and bug spray, and take some time here. You get a real sense of how the entire island must have looked, back in the day.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Pat F
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Should be higher on the list of attractions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a nature path into the area at the south end of the island. The path is very easy (flat without huge roots or anything.) It goes through the woods and then splits into a little loop which goes out to the sound. We waded in the water which was crystal clear and about 4 inches deep. Schools of fish swam around our ankles. Hermit crabs skittered around. And despite going in high season, the trail was not crowded.

We spent probably 45 minutes on the entire walk and exploring the bay. Lovely!

Visited June 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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115 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Little Trail Thru Woods to Sunset View of Sound; Fishing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Near the Lighthouse at the west end of Loop Road, look for a marker sign on the side of the road and enter a sand pathway between 2 houses. There are "No Parking" signs for cars, but there is a bike rack down the path a bit.
It is entertaining and charming to ride or walk around the small streets of Ocracoke looking at the cottages, and there are a few places to stop and cast out a line; or take this little walking trail to the water. Casting at Springer's point off the shore and in Silver Lake off an unmarked dock, my daughter caught several small fish like Croakers and Sunfish; but also a flounder and another "one that got away" after it broke her line.
The sunset view at the end of the trail looking out into Pamlico Sound is nice; but bring the bug spray.

Visited May 2013
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va beach va
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120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Blackbeards Hole”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a fresch water hole that Blackbeard and his men drank fresh water from when they lived on the island. There is also a grave of on of the native people who live & died on the island. He is buried in a little plot & his horse is also buried there. The trees are unblievable the branches are amazing.

Visited May 2013
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