Those contemplating visiting the Outer Banks for the first time will be interested in a new development designed to enhance their enjoyment. The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, established in 2009 and still evolving, spans 138 miles from Whalebone Junction on NC 12 in Dare County to US 70 west of the North River bridge in Carteret County. .It connects 21 villages with Ocracoke,Island and Ocracoke village the centerpieces (of course!), 4 museums, 4 lighthouses, 2 National Seashores, 2 wildlife refuges 2 ferry crossings and centuries of shared heritage.
By next summer it will be marked by medallion and other signs, and many miles of pedestrian pathways as well. Interpretive kiosks and wayside exhibits along the route will highlight the history of the area, but are farther into the future. All this is about community stories, the people and what they’re about. Even the Outer Banks veteran will learn things from this.
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