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North Pond Trail

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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Hatteras Island, NC
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Sunday Walk

Took a drive down to Hatteras Island and stopped by this trail to stretch our legs. Its a nice... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
North Carolina
Escape from the Crowds

This trail follows the edge of the North Pond in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and is... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Ellen B
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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This half-mile trail, which offers spectacular wildlife observation year-round, is fully disabled accessible.
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Hatteras Island, NC
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Took a drive down to Hatteras Island and stopped by this trail to stretch our legs. Its a nice level trail that goes out toward the sound. The views are serene and the quiet is refreshing in the surrounding tourist packed areas. We saw some...More

Thank USCGRetired
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This trail follows the edge of the North Pond in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and is popular with birdwatchers, especially during migration season. It's an easy walk, with a bridge, tunnel through overarching trees (nice photo op when the mosquitoes aren't around), and...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a nice walk in a beautiful natural setting, but I was expecting to see some wildlife judging by the previous review. I can honestly say I didn't see much of anything.

Thank Frank d
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Not much changed since my last review. The walkabout opened up past the observation tower, with not that much to observate in November. Not as birdy as in spring, spotted some swans, a handful of incongruous white pelicans, and a bunch of Canadian geese which...More

Thank gordonsmc
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We stopped here on a blustery and rainy day, so did not stay as long as we could have. Both of us walked along the level gravel path, and saw birds, birds, and more birds! Many of them were far enough away to make identification...More

Thank fuzzipariah
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The visitors center and trail are very peaceful. We say about 4 different types of Heron's and many other birds. The observation tower at the end of the first section of trail affords a nice view to capture pictures with a zoom in camera. A...More

Thank SJPitt
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The trail is all there, as is the nature center. For people interested in wheelchair access, all of the trail, including several wildlife observation platforms, and the lower level of the observation tower are accessible for wheelchairs. The impoundment on one side and the ponds/swamps...More

2  Thank gordonsmc
Reviewed 13 April 2013

The trail has been cut down to just a walk to the observation tower on one side of the pond, but it still provides for lots of birding and other wildlife watching ooprtunities. Egrets, herons, ducks, swans, songbirds, turtles, muskrats, deer, raccoons (the latter two...More

1  Thank gordonsmc
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