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“Walking on history”

Springer's Point Preserve
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Vanceboro, NC
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Walking on history”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've been going to Ocracoke for nearly 30 years and only recently visited Springer's Point Preserve and the well where Black Beard watered his ships. Its a walking trail with small signs that provide information about the preserve as you walk through it. It provides a great view of "Teach's Hole". Well worth the walk. You have to walk or ride a bike there - there is NO PARKING near the preserve entrance.

Visited October 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Interesting, informative”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Short, self-guided walk through what Ocracoke must have looked like at the time of Blackbeard. Many old Live Oak trees, an old private cemetery, birds and the varied, plant life of a coastal woodland. Bring bug spray, the mosquitoes are merciless! Walk or ride a bike as their is no parking, but nothing is really very far away on this lovely island.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Ann A
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Sterling, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Walk Back In Time”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

It was very informative on the different trees and plant life on the island. I was also enlightened with the knowledge of Black Beard and the reason they used the area as a gathering/hiding place. I would recommend this to anyone who visits Ocracoke.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Melanie L
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Newark, D
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice walk”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very beautiful 30 min walk through the preserve and to the beach. Could get a little bit muddy so flip flops may not be a good choice to wear.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Christine B
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olyphant , pa
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Such a pretty walk to a cozy beach. I went twice. First night to catch outstanding sunset and second during day to watch the boats and tiny crabs. Markers along the way identify plants and Sam Jones and his horse are buried hear. Take bug spray!

Visited October 2013
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