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Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Willis, VA 24380 (170.030 miles)

Excellent hiking and oustanding views near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Croatan National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

New Bern, NC 28560 (173.694 miles)

Discover a matrix of longleaf pine forests, evergreen-shrub bogs, and wetlands

Official Website: Croatan National Forest

Claytor Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dublin, VA 24084 (176.071 miles)

An ideal setting for swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking, Claytor Lake is widely known for sport fishing and boating.

Official Website: Claytor Lake

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Rodanthe, NC 27968 (179.284 miles)

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 "as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife", including the greater snow goose and other migratory waterfowl.

Official Website: Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043 (184.798 miles)

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Official Website: Pilot Mountain State Park

New River Trail Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (191.146 miles)

New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

Official Website: New River Trail

Shot Tower Hiking

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (191.146 miles)

The shot tower was built nearly 200 years ago to make ammunition for firearms of the early settlers.

Official Website: Shot Tower


Hillsville, VA 24351 (191.755 miles)

Used to demonstrate and manage forestry species indigenous to Southwest Virginia.

Official Website: Hawks

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Hiking

Southern Pines, NC 28387 (195.567 miles)

The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms—is Weymouth Woods, a 900-acre natural preserve.

Official Website: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Matthews Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Galax, VA 24333 (197.179 miles)

Used for American Chestnut research, demonstration of white pine management and as a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Matthews