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  • Writer's pictureSusan Hill

Down East's Best Kept Secret

If you enjoy nature, you are going to love North River Wetlands Preserve in eastern Carteret County! We recently toured this peaceful 6,000 acres of restored freshwater and tidal wetlands. The re-created wetlands are retaining, filtering and providing natural treatment from upstream farmland runoff, effectively preventing major pollutants from reaching our beautiful downstream coastal waters.

Be prepared for wildlife around every turn! We missed out on the black bears, but we did see deer running through the fields, wild turkey, otters, beavers, turtles and a wide variety of fowl, including a soaring bald eagle.

To learn how to take a bike or walking tour today, visit

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