Northern Coast – Things To Do

Kitty Hawk Kites

kitty-hawk-kitesKitty Hawk Kites is the world’s oldest and largest hang gliding school. We’re also the largest kite store on the east coast!

3933-N South Croatan Highway
P. O. Box 1839
Nags Head, NC 27959-1839
Phone: 800-334-4777 or 252-441-1719 Fax: 252-441-7597
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Camden County TDA

Camden County TDAWelcome to Camden County in northeastern North Carolina.  The preserved and protected natural beauty of Camden County provides an ideal setting to enjoy the outdoors.  Hiking, biking, birding, photography, wildlife observation, paddling and fishing are ways to connect with nature.  The Dismal Swamp Trail is a part of the NC Birding Trail, East Coast Greenway and National Recreation Trail.  The Dismal Swamp State Park is located at the north end of the county on US Hwy 17.  Flea markets, roadside produce stands and local eateries afford a taste of the unexpected.  Our local campground, nestled in the woods of Camden County assures a quiet, relaxing option to connect with nature.

Phone:  252-771-8333
Toll-Free: 877-771-8333
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Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

dismalswampThe Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides travel and tourism information for the entire State of North Carolina.  It is located on US Hwy 17 and the historic Dismal Swamp Canal, an alternate route on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Center is located three miles south of the NC/VA state line and the Dismal Swamp State Park’s entrance is located adjacent to this property. The Dismal Swamp is designated as a National Park Service Network to Freedom Underground Railroad site as well as part of the NC/VA Civil War Trail. The canal was hand dug in the late 1700’s and is the oldest continually operating waterway in the continental US.  Hiking, biking, birding, paddling and photography opportunities are abundant.

2356 Highway 17 North
South Mills, NC 27976
Phone: 252-771-8333    Toll Free: 877-771-8333    Fax: 252-771-2055
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Havelock Tourist & Event Center

PrintThe Havelock Tourist & Event Center features an aviaiton exhibit and is a full-service banquet facility. Discover an exciting aviation exhibit highlighting Marine Corps Aviation in Eastern Carolina. Seven restored aircraft on loan from the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of the Navy are on display along with scaled models depicting the aircraft lineage of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Cherry Point from its inceptionin 1942. Historic photograhs and artifacts round out the exhibit, including Civil War history. The adjacent waterfront park along Slocum Creek features a nature boardwalk and boat ramp. The facility makes a unique and exciting venue for your next business or social gathering. Located at 201 Tourist Center Drive, behind the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Havelock, 252-444-4348 or

201 Tourist Center Drive
PO Box 368
Havelock, NC 28532
Phone: 2524444348 Fax: 2524441566
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Roanoke Island Festival Park

islandlogoIf you are interested in Outer Banks history, nature, recreation, and family activities, Roanoke Island Festival Park is an ideal choice. This Roanoke Island attraction, across from the Manteo waterfront and just 5 miles from Nags Head and 30 minutes from Hatteras Island and Kitty Hawk, is a 25-acre interactive historic site representing the first English settlement attempt in 1585. The park also hosts many performances throughout the year in the Indoor Theatre and concerts at the Outdoor Pavilion.

Phone:  252-475-1500

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Bird Park - LogoOpen to the public since October 2006, the 18-acre facility features large, walk- through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Tranquil gardens and lush natural areas enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit.

At Sylvan Heights Bird Park, we not only seek to entertain and engage visitors, but to inspire and educate them about the importance of waterfowl, wildlife and wetland conservation.

Phone:  252-826-3186
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Tyrrell County Visitors Center

tyrrell_co203 S. Ludington Drive
P. O. Box 55
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: 252-796-0723 Fax: 252-796-0303
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More things to do in the Northern Coastal Region

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Currituck Area

Edenton Area


Elizabeth City

Manteo Area



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