Choosing to settle in the Inner Banks, we are blessed to be surrounded by sounds, rivers, waterways and marshlands. All of these areas sit on the water and are great places for boating, kayaking, fishing and many other water activities, so there is never a shortage of entertainment. All of the towns in our area are also full of history, art and culture making it hard to pick our favorite spots at any season; but we will try!
Edenton is one of the prettiest towns in North Carolina, especially in fall! The best way to take in its beauty is to hitch a ride on the trolley tour. The trolly takes you through the town and shares bits of history and points of interest. There is nothing like taking in the views of the historic homes and churches lining the street while the leaves fall around you!
Speaking of beautiful downtown areas, not far down the road in Elizabeth City is another one of our favorite spots. The harbour and waterfront make for a perfect day trip for shopping and dining…and maybe even day drinking. There is a growing list of wineries and breweries in the area including the Weeping Radish, North Carolina’s oldest microbrewery. Pop a Pumpkin Ale and make a toast to the season! Cheers to the history and beauty of Elizabeth City!
Another perk to living in paradise is our mild temperatures which allow us to continue to enjoy the outdoors well into the fall. If your preferences are for outdoor adventure, or if social distancing has you wanting to connect to nature as opposed to crowds, may we suggest some fun spots for outdoor adventure? Both The Dismal Swamp and Merchants Millpond State Parks are close by and make for a beautiful fall backdrop for kayaking or hiking adventures. Trails for mountain biking and ponds for fishing ensure that there will be an activity for everyone! There is no better time than now to pack up the camper and encourage your family to enjoy the great outdoors; and there is no better spot than the Inner Banks to set up camp!