Part of the National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Enjoy a hike in the beautiful woods of Buxton with views of the Lighthouse. Near the lighthouse is a three-quarter-mile trail through the maritime forest of Buxton Woods. When heading toward the lighthouse, turn right on the road that heads toward the Cape Point Campground. A pine-needle-covered path leads back into the forest. Along the way there are informational signs about the maritime forest ecosystem and the health of Buxton Woods. You'll pass a naturally occurring freshwater pond called Jennette's Sedge. This is a mostly flat, easy walk, though it's not recommended for the disabled due to uneven terrain.
46375 Lighthouse Road,, United States, Buxton, NC 27920
Traveling a little farther south on the Island, meander the nature trails located at the Frisco Native American Museum that slither through the plush maritime forest running along the Pamlico Sound. Along the way, hikers can find labeled specimens and exhibits and marked paths for easy navigation. Stop and take in the sights and sounds on one of the many resting benches. And after dinner, catching a sunset from this vantage point is a must for you and your four-legged friend.