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SOUTHERN OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

Exploring the Southern Outer Banks: North Carolina’s National Lands

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Program #16519RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Filled with fascinating natural and human stories, North Carolina’s Outer Banks hold a treasure trove of historic landmarks and national park lands. Investigate these stories as local historians offer a look at the region’s role in World War II history, the importance of its grand lighthouses, and at stories passed down from generations of native residents. Join naturalists for explorations of parklands and reserves, including the Croatan National Forest — one of the most undisturbed sites of longleaf pine savannah and home to more than 100 rare species.


Highlights

• Journey to an uninhabited barrier island to learn how the Rachel Carson Research Reserve tracks the health of estuaries and water quality.
• Explore the Keeper’s House at Cape Lookout National Seashore, home to one of North Carolina’s last working lighthouses.
• Trace the history of Fort Macon, from the Civil War to its role defending against German U-Boats in World War II.

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Walking up to two miles on gravel paths with slightly hilly terrain.

Coordinated by Trinity Conference Center.


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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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