While it once covered a million acres of the Colonies, the Great Dismal Swamp, now protected by the Great Dismal Swamp NWR founded in 1974, encompasses 112,000 acres of pine uplands and cypress-tupelo swamps criss-crossed by ditches and levees used by loggers for more than a century.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.
At Historic Jamestowne, history is a living, breathing thing, changing daily according to the finds pieced together at the archaeological digs in America’s oldest English settlement
On a walk through Camp Milton Historical Preserve, discover Civil War stories through a grove of historic trees that have tales to tell beneath their leafy shade.
It was May 1562 when Jean Ribault directed his fleet to the mouth of a great river in the New World. Disembarking to scale a prominent bluff, he declared the land for France and the waterway “The River of May.” There was only one problem: the Spanish had claimed the land for themselves.
On Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the fame of one fictional pony brought world awareness of the wild ponies of Assateague Island and fueled every little girl’s desire to have her own pony.
A visit to the pride of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Edisto Memorial Gardens, on Mother’s Day. Partly set under a canopy of ancient cypress, these gardens have delighted generations of visitors.
Exploring Yorktown by Segway puts a new spin on the Historic District and waterfront, allowing you to cover ground far more quickly than you would by foot.
Where do you find a Venus fly-trap in its native habitat? Within a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hikers, of course, have the upper hand in finding this tiny carnivore in the wild.
At Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, walk in the footsteps of Orville and Wilbur at Kill Devil Hill to learn how the brothers from Dayton, Ohio, discovered how to fly