As a nature lover, you’re happiest when you’re outdoors. You prefer sleeping out under the stars to a fancy hotel any night. You’re always on the lookout for new hiking trails. The peace of nature isn’t just beautiful to you; it’s necessary for your soul.

River Park North

Greenville, North Carolina

River Park North, Greenville’s 324-acre nature park, is a haven for eastern North Carolina’s nature lovers. Spend a weekend experiencing the park’s many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, boating and fishing. Enjoy Greenville’s picturesque scenery with family and friends by taking advantage of the park’s picnicking areas. Expand your knowledge of nature by visiting the Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center, a park attraction that includes a 70-seat theater, 10,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, reptile exhibits and more. There’s so much to do and see at River Park North.

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How do you want to experience the natural beauty of eastern North Carolina? Whether you’re interested in finding new waterfront adventures, wandering the wooded trails of the area’s rural communities or something else altogether, there is a place for you here. Grab your gear and let’s go!

Cashie River Treehouses

Windsor, North Carolina

Get a breathtaking bird’s eye view and walk among the treetops.

Located 5 minutes from downtown Windsor, NC and 1 hour from Greenville, NC.

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Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Nags Head, North Carolina

Conquer the tallest natural sand dune system on the east coast.

Located 15 minutes from Kill Devil Hills, NC and 2.5 hours from Greenville, NC.

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Get up-close and personal with more than 2,000 birds from around the world.

Located 30 minutes from downtown Tarboro, NC and 54 minutes from Greenville, NC.

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Little Washington Waterfront

Washington, North Carolina

Paddle your way to a hidden beach and camp under the stars.

Located 6 minutes from downtown Washington, NC and 30 minutes from Greenville, NC.

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North Carolina Aquariums

Manteo, Pine Knoll Shores, Kure Beach, Nags Head, North Carolina

Explore ocean life in one of the four aquarium locations in the East.

The Manteo and Nags Head locations are just minutes from The Outer Banks Hospital. Each aquarium is located about 2 hours from Greenville.

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Eastern NC Fishing

Chocowinity, North Carolina

Fish IBX offers guided charters to send anglers in the right direction for specific fish.

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Knee Deep Adventures

Greenville, North Carolina

Knee Deep Adventures offers gear and a staff to help you take in all that the Tar River has to offer.

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Inner Banks Outfitters

Washington, North Carolina

Need a kayak, bike, paddle board or repairs? Inner Banks Outfitters can help

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Capt. Stacy Fishing Center

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

The Capt. Stacy Fishing Center will guide anglers to some of the most coveted fish in the Atlantic Ocean.

Located 1 hour, 45 minutes from Greenville.

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Rum Runner Dive Shop

Winterville, North Carolina

Interested in learning how to SCUBA dive? Rum Runner Dive Shop has you covered.

Location is 20 minutes from Greenville.

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Scotch Hall

Merry Hill, North Carolina

Scotch Hall offers an array of waterfront activities, including golf, pool memberships, rent jet skis and boats and more.

Located 26 minutes from downtown Edenton, NC.

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Cutter Creek Golf Club

Snow Hill, North Carolina

Cutter Creek Golf Club offers 18 holes of scenic golf, with a nine-hole option also available.

Located 20 minutes from Kinston and 45 minutes from Greenville.

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The Links at Cotten Valley

Tarboro, North Carolina

A Scottish links experience right here in eastern North Carolina.

Located 33 minutes from Greenville.

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Washington Yacht & Country Club

Washington, North Carolina

With a golf course, tennis courts and great dining options, Washington Yacht & Country Club offers more than enough for everyone.

Located 40 minutes from Greenville and 10 minutes from downtown Washington.

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