Category Archives: Hiking Trail


I’m a Bit Spoiled

I can admit it, I’m a bit spoiled. No really. Within a few minutes drive of my home I can launch my kayak and surround myself with lots of photographic opportunities. Wading birds, shorebirds… even […]

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Island Creek Wild Flower

This is from a Friday morning hike in the Croatan Forest. The USFS claims a 1/2 mile forest walk at this location, the Island Creek Forest Walk… “locals” have blazed and mapped a very large […]

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Fungus Among Us (I Know… an Old Pun)

I took a little hike along a section of the Neusiok Trail the other morning… specifically the section from NC 306 and heading towards the Pine Cliff Recreation Area. I turned just a little before […]

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Neuse River Recreation Area: Flanner’s Beach

The Neuse River Recreation Area, locally known as Flanner’s Beach, is off of Highway 70 between Havelock and New Bern, North Carolina. Sitting along the Neuse River and part of the Croatan National Forest, this […]

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Rare Winter Storm Hits Coastal NC

Precipitation has been the keyword for Winter 2010 in Eastern North Carolina. Rain, rain and more rain and now, a very significant snow fall! It’s almost unheard of… 4, 5, even 6 inches and more […]

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Neusiok Trail: Mill Creek Road to Oyster Point

As I’ve mentioned before the Neusiok Trail section along the Neuse river is my favorite section however, the section that crosses Mill Creek road and leads to the Newport river is a close second. The […]

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Pinecliff Recreation Area, Croatan Forest: Neusiok Trail

The Pincliff Recreation area is located on the Neuse river, near the Cherry Branch ferry terminal. Part of the Croatan National Forest, it is the location of the northern most trail-head of the Neusiok Trail. […]

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Tideland Trail: Cedar Point, North Carolina

The Tideland Trail at Cedar Point, NC is part of the Croatan National Forest. It is located on VFW Road, just off of NC 58, 1 1/4 miles north of NC 24. The area includes […]

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Island Creek Forest Walk: Croatan National Forest

I’ve been aware for the Island Creek trail for nearly as long as I’ve lived in eastern North Carolina but I’d never visited it.  Everything I could find online about it always said it was […]

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