The new driving trails follow the 138-mile Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, salve stuff beginning in Whalebone Junction in Dare County, this just south of Nags Head, sale and ending at the North River in Carteret County, just north of Beaufort. Each trail has a different theme.
The “Traditions, Trades and Treasures” trail highlights sites in working waterfront villages where visitors can learn about the area’s fishing heritage and traditional way of life. The “Land, Sea and Lighthouses” trail connects sites that played pivotal roles in the region’s history from early settlement through World War II. The “Marsh, Sound and Maritime Forest Discoveries” trail leads to outdoor recreation sites. The “From Dock to Table” trail highlights restaurants, shops and festivals featuring “N.C. Catch” seafood from North Carolinas’ coast. The N.C. Catch marketing program was developed by Saltwater Connections.
Visit Outer Banks Heritage Trails (http://outerbankstrails.org/) to explore public sites and businesses on the trails.
The printed brochure featuring public sites can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
Outer Banks Heritage Trails: Cover
Outer Banks Heritage Trails: Map
Traditions, Trades and Treasures
Land, Sea and Lighthouses
Marsh, Sound and Maritime Forest Discoveries
From Dock to Table
Events Along the Byway