Steeped in history and beauty, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, offers something for everyone in every season. Most people recognize this stretch of barrier islands as a fantastic summer vacation spot. But the winter months may offer just the respite that you need to recharge and face life’s challenges again. And what makes this off season even more appealing is the price you pay for cottage or condo rentals on the Outer Banks, sometimes less than half of what peak season rates may be. For those who love the outdoors, the Outer Banks offers too many options to count. How to design a home Whether you bring your own gear or visit one of the local outfitters, the areas many waterways make kayaking a fun way to explore wildlife. Or try trekking along the five miles of trails in Nags Head Woods, enjoying a rare treat to find a diverse forest in a coastal environment.
If you’re hooked on fishi’ig, you can either charter an excursion or simply cast into the surf. And if biking is your recreation of choice, pedal the 11-mile scenic path along Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, and be sure to include a stop at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Speaking of the Wright stuff, how can we forget that the Outer Banks is where man first took flight? That feat is certainly not forgotten here, as Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight is remembered at Kill Devil Hills each December 17*. This year the event will be even more grand than most, as it marks the 99* anniversary of the 12-second flight.Then next year be prepared for a major celebration commemorating the centennial of an achievement that has forever changed the way we live.