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Portsmouth Island NC

Portsmouth Island (How to See this Beautiful Uninhabited Place)

Portsmouth Island (also known as North Core Banks) sits across Ocracoke Inlet from Ocracoke Island and is one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina. The once-inhabited village here predates many of the Outer Banks towns we know today. Previously an important shipping hub, nobody lives here today but the uninhabited island is protected … Read More

Moses Cone

Moses Cone Memorial Park in Blowing Rock (History + The Best Things to Do)

Moses Cone Memorial Park (near Blowing Rock and Boone) is a High Country tribute to one of North Carolina‘s most successful entrepreneurs. Originally dubbed Flat Top Manor, the home was built for the famed “Denim King” Moses Cone and his wife Bertha as a summer retreat. Today, the home and its surroundings are preserved as … Read More

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

How to See Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (+ Climbing Info!)

The 198-foot-tall Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is North Carolina’s tallest lighthouse. It’s the tallest lighthouse in the U.S. Along with its height, this Outer Banks lighthouse is famous for its iconic spiral white and black stripes. Since its construction, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has protected ships from some of the Atlantic Ocean’s roughest waters, also known as … Read More