Observe the native birds in their natural habitats among the acres of secluded forests.
Located in Northeastern North Carolina off of Highway 64, the Palmetto-Peartree Preserve is home to a variety of birds and other wildlife creatures, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, American alligators, red wolves, white-tailed deer, black bears, and bobcats. Migratory birds and waterfowl are frequently sighted here, and you can use the observation stations located along the woodland boardwalk trail to enjoy some bird watching. This is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. The Albemarle Sound offers miles of shoreline to relax and soak in the sun and offers plenty of space to go canoeing or kayaking. Recreational fishing is allowed; however, you must obtain a North Carolina fishing license to catch fish here.
This wonderful nature preserve is open daily during daylight hours, and there is no admission fee. If you want to extend your stay in the area, you can make a camping reservation ahead of time and enjoy the serene views of Hidden Lake through Roanoke River Partners.