Clemmons Educational State Forest

Facts & Figures Address: 2256 Old U.S. Hwy 70, Clayton, NC 27520 County: Johnston and Wake Size: 825 acres, 1.289 square miles Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 11am-8pm Monday: Closed Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm Phone: (919) 553-5651 Website: https://www.ncesf.org/clemmons.html Management: North Carolina Forest Service Activities/Amenities: Outdoor Education Workshops Picnic Facilities Ranger Conducted Classes Trails Forest Geology Trail with “TalkingContinue reading “Clemmons Educational State Forest”

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Facts & Figures Address: 2626 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518 County: Wake Size: 140 acres Hours: Open daily from 9:00am to sunset Phone: (919) 387-5980 Websites:¬†https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/parks-greenways-environment/parks/stevens-nature-center-at-hemlock-bluffs-nature-preserve https://www.hemlockbluffs.org Management: Joint partnership between the Town of Cary, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks &Continue reading “Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve”

Oak Island, North Carolina

Facts & Figures County: Brunswick Website: https://www.oakislandnc.com Attractions: Ahoy! Doughnuts Carolina National Golf Club Oak Island Par Three at South Harbor Oak Island Jungle Golf (mini golf and arcade) Oak Island Parks & Recreation Ocean Crest Pier OKI Scoop Shop and Donuts Pirate’s Deck Restaurant Shagger Jack’s Restaurant North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher PhotosContinue reading “Oak Island, North Carolina”

Ocracoke Island

Facts & Figures County: Hyde Population: 948 Zip Code: 27960 Area: 9.6 square miles (8.6 square miles of land, 640 acres of water) Resources: Ferry System: https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/ferry/Pages/default.aspx Lodging: https://ocracokeguide.com/accommodations Ocracoke Light Station: https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/ols.htm Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit and Pirate Shop: https://www.teachshole.com Photos Overview Ocracoke Island is a remote barrier island off the coast of NorthContinue reading “Ocracoke Island”

From BBQ to Sweet Tea: Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

I’ll never forget the feeling of crossing over the North Carolina state line on I-77 South when moving here from Northeast Ohio back in November of 2013. It was a completely different feeling crossing over that state line, knowing that this would be our new home, rather than just a vacation destination for a week.Continue reading “From BBQ to Sweet Tea: Ten Things I Love About North Carolina”

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