Fall and Spring Activities
The Spring and Fall seasons bring gorgeous scenery and a newfound peace to your Outer Banks vacation. With fewer crowds and cooler temperatures, the barrier island landscape takes on a fresh and stimulating persona for friends and families to discover together.
The weather in both seasons is generally temperate, allowing for many of the outdoor activities that are such fun in the summer. From golfing, to tennis to the abundance of water sports, a Spring or Fall vacation can be as action packed as you want it to be. For those seeking quiet and calm, the beach beckons with its spectacular setting and natural beauty. A Sanderling lounge chair, a good book, and maybe a beach blanket – a recipe for a great afternoon.
In the Spring and Fall, the flowers of the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island bloom to ultimate perfection. The sumptuous, ten-acre soundside attraction boasts a collection of Renaissance statues, an Elizabethan gazebo, and a sunken Elizabethan knot garden, all adorned by an ever-changing palette of year-round color.
Autumn colors and springtime flowers give life to the unique maritime forest of Nags Head Woods, offering numerous hiking trails for both nature-lovers and bird-enthusiasts. And kayaking through the pristine nature preserves of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary and Kitty Hawk Woods offers rare glimpses of the dozens of species of geese and ducks that visit the Sounds in Autumn, as well as the numerous bird species that bring life to the Sounds in the Spring.
When the heat abates, it’s an ideal time to climb the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park and meander the picturesque nature trail that skirts along the Roanoke Sound.
And the Spring and Fall brings fewer crowds to popular attractions like the Wright Brother’s Memorial and Visitor’s Center, the North Carolina Aquarium and the area’s abundant supply of lighthouses.