Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

We decided to escape for a week to eastern North Carolina. The first night was spent at Merchant's Millpond State Park. This is a beautiful cyprus swamp with a small campground. The Park rents canoes or you can bring your own. There are also remote campsites accessible either by canoe or backpacking. The most notable trail is the Lassiter Trail. This is an easy seven mile hike on a good trail through hardwoods with some views of the cyprus swamp. Your will see a lot of deer here. This park is best from October to May since it is completely infested with ticks and other crawlies in the warm seasons.

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