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user-avatarAlice Joined: 03-31-2022
Nature lover, full-time writer, mother of four.

Camping on the coast is altogether different from camping in the mountains. Falling asleep to the sound of crashing surf, waking to the song of seabirds, and walking from your tent straight into the ocean are just a few unique experiences beach camping has to offer.  The Cape Hatteras National Seashore provides some of the best coastal camping opportunities on the East Coast. This tract of public land features 70 miles of uninterrupted coastline, stretching from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke Inl...

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North Carolina is home to some fabulous state parks. Although iconic parks like Jockey’s Ridge , Carolina Beach , Hanging Rock , and Grandfather Mountain earn most of the outdoor love in the Old North State, NC is actually home to 34 parks, four recreation areas, and three staffed state natural areas, all of which fall under the North Carolina State Parks umbrella.  Whether you need some inspiration for a quick day hike or a week-long outdoor get-away, here are five often-overlooked North C...

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