Between Hatteras and Buxton lies the charming, peaceful village of Frisco. Located on the edge of Buxton woods, densely wooded maritime forests provide a lush landscape of nature that many visitors will enjoy along with white, sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Like many surrounding villages, Frisco was originally known by a different name before having the name changed by the U.S. Postal Service in 1898. Residents knew the area as Trent and Trent Woods but alas were forced to call their hometown Frisco when the Postal Service realized another town in North Carolina was already called Trent.
Like much of the Outer Banks hundreds of years ago, Frisco was populated by Native American tribes before the settlers started arriving from Europe to colonize the area. Despite rumors claiming that the natives were in part to blame for the disappearance of the settlers of the mysterious Lost Colony, many people believe that the Native Americans were peaceful, got along very well with the early colonists and could possibly have even 'intermingled' over the years.
Because of the heavily wooded maritime forests that populated the area, Frisco and a few other villages on Hatteras Island became very popular for harvesting the trees in order to build ships and make repairs. The area was considered to be a 'filling station' for early explorers from Europe who would utilize the natural resources before boarding their ships and heading on their way. Many settlers, who made the area their home, became seafarers and fisherman due to the rich ocean life that was found in abundance. Today as much as then, fishing has become an important industry and recreational activity for Frisco and many of the surrounding villages.
Many vacationers come to Frisco each year to stay at some of the beautiful vacation rental properties and to partake of the local and nearby activities and attractions. Many avid fishermen will want to check out some of the available fishing charters and get their chance to catch some red drum, king mackerel, wahoo and more. History buffs and those interested in Native American culture will definitely want to make a visit to the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center. There, visitors can enjoy galleries containing beautiful artwork, craftsmanship, locally discovered artifacts and much more. Workshops and special events are also held periodically so be sure to inquire while visiting what may be available.
If the outdoors beckon, then beachgoers will delight in taking a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of the ocean. The kite boarding and wind surfing enthusiasts will be ecstatic with their chance to skim across the tops of the waves when they cruise through the peaceful and picturesque Pamlico Sound. Kayakers can also explore the area and many visitors will just enjoy being able to sit back and watch the colorful kite boarding and wind surfing sails and tricks that are not to be missed. Other fun pursuits include a miniature golf course, a 9-hole golf course and a fishing pier or perhaps an aerial tour of the island from the Billy Mitchell Airfield will be the perfect way to make some vacation memories.
Frisco offers much in terms of great fun and wonderful relaxation. On your next visit to the Outer Banks, be sure to stop in to visit or stay in this charming seaside town for a vacation you won't soon forget.