It stretches along North Carolina’s coastline. It’s one of America’s National Scenic Byways and it’s now officially here! Along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, erectile
visitors and residents alike will notice brand new Byway route signs. Follow those signs and connect with the communities on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands and in Down East Carteret.
The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway features 138 driving miles plus two ferry rides and passes through 21 coastal villages in eastern North Carolina making this Byway a one-of-a-kind “must-see.”
To learn more about the Scenic Byway, come to Buxton Village Books (47918 NC 12, Buxton, NC) on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Byway committee members will be present. Douglas Stover, author of a new book entitled, “Outer Banks Scenic Byway,” will be attending. The book, part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing, features historic photos about the Scenic Byway.
The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway is one of only 150 nationally-designated byways in the United States. Tapped by the US Department of Transportation in 2009, the Scenic Byway recognizes and enhances the many unique cultural maritime traditions of the 21 coastal villages found along the route in this distinctive region.
The route traverses one of the nation’s great coastal landscapes of tidal marshes, wind-swept dunes, beaches, and vast expanses of sounds and ocean waters. Families have lived along this coastal route for centuries and tell unique and intriguing life stories shaped by wind and water that rule this part of the world.
In the months ahead, new interpretive signage will highlight those stories of maritime history, community heritage and the quiet, simple ways of life found on these Outer Banks.
More information can be found on the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway’s website at www.outerbanksbyway.org or call 877-629-4386.