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Old 07-09-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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We are heading to Camp Hatteras in 2 days, with 9 days planned at the campground. This will be our first trip to OBX with our 3170DS towing our 4-dr Wrangler and I will be traveling over the bay bridge.

I'd love to hear about your recent trips, things to do, what to look for, and any general info.

We plan to take the jeep doors off, remove the top and get the off-road permit for some sight-seeing too.

What are your favorite spots to visit in OBX? Favorite watering holes and restaurants?

Thanks for the info......
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Pretty obvious, but the Wright Bros museum is very good. Have fun. Far north end you can see the wild horses and your jeep will be handy.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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You could take the ferry over to Ocracoke Island. Back Porch Restaurant is a great place to eat there. They have a website you can check to see if it's the type of food you're looking for.
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Last time I was on OBX, the ORV permit was real cheap. $50 for a week. That's perfect if you like to fish from your jeep It's a great place to check out. On the extreme south end of the island right before the ferry to Okracoke, there's the 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'.
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You can climb the stairs on the lighthouse.
Climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Obviously, in Kitty Hawk, there's the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Being a pilot, it would have been sacrilegious if I didn't see the birthplace of aviation.
Wright Brothers National Memorial - Wright Brothers National Memorial

When up there on the northern end of rte 12, a great place for drinks and a meal especially for dinner watching the sun set is at Fish Bones restaurant in Duck. They have indoor and outdoor seating and is incredible!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback and great ideas. I can always count on this awesome website and its members for good info.
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x2 on ferry to Ocracoke Island. Also recommend the outdoor play, The Lost Colony, over in Manteo. Well worth the price of admission.
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We were just at Camp Hatteras in June when Tropical Storm Andrea came up the coast. It's always windy at Camp Hatteras anyway, so you may not be able to use your awning unless you tie it down really good. Closest "real" grocery store is a Food Lion in Avon, a pretty good hike down highway 12. If you do catch a showing of The Lost Colony in Manteo, we had a great seafood dinner at a little place called Darrell's Restaurant, which I'd recommend too. Have a great trip!
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Andy Griffith used to live around that area and would frequently be seen at 'The Lost Colony'.
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Andy Griffith used to live around that area and would frequently be seen at 'The Lost Colony'.
Andy Griffith actually played in the Lost Colony in his earlier days.
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Is The Weeping Radish Brewery still in Manteo? Wow, they had some fantastic brews and great food there. We never went to the OBX without hitting the Radish and getting a few growlers for the week!
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