Tyrrell County Visitors Center is located on Highway 64 in Columbia, NC. The center overlooks the
Scuppernong River, the Algonguian Indian name meaning "the place of the sweet bay tree."
Facilities include clean restrooms open 24 hours a day, picnic tables and grills. |
The friendly staff enjoys assisting the traveling public with brochures, maps, trip planning, directions and lodging accommodations.
While in Columbia, you can enjoy a stroll through the historic district, visit Pocosin Arts Center in the downtown area, or relax in the rocking chairs on the visitors center porch. During the summer, kayaks are available for river exploration. Of special interest is the Scuppernong River Trail that winds through the adjacent bottomland forest. There you may see a variety of small animals and birds. The pileated woodpecker is often seen hammering away on a nearby tree.
Within sight of the Visitors Center, boaters may tie up to the town docks and spend the night. Here you are conveniently near the Albemarle Sound, the Alligator River, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Pasquotank and Chowan Rivers.
The Albemarle Region Canoe and Small Boat Trails System and the North Carolina Coastal Boating Guide, available at the visitors center, are favorite publications of water travelers.