Land and WaterWhat's your idea of a great day? Maybe it's a leisurely boat trip down a blackwater river surrounded by nature's untouched wonder. Or perhaps you'd rather go biking through beautiful countryside on quiet byways, or test out some world-class fishing, go touring on scenic backroads, hiking through majestic forests, birdwatching across spectacular vistas, or sailing through uncrowded waters.
Whatever your pleasure, the Albemarle-Pamlico region is naturally suited to a memorable visit. A mild year-round climate invites activity along hundreds of miles of unspoiled inland coastline. Nearly a million acres on the peninsula are protected as refuges or parks, and thousands more are managed as timberlands. Huge tracts of farmland provide wildlife habitat in months when they aren't producing wheat, corn, or other staple crops. And North Carolina's largest natural lakes lie on the peninsula, ringed by rare ecosystems like juniper forests and pocosins.