United States Currituck Banks Reserve

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

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The reserve has two trails which lead from the parking area out to the estuarine coast on Currituck Bay. Both trails have their own charm. The two trails start out together, heading through the gate designed to keep the wild Banker horses, that freely roam to the north, out of Corrola. Follow the wide boardwalk through a forest of live oak and loblolly pine for 0.1 mile. At this point the trails divide. The boardwalk continues on through the forest for another 0.3 mile to a view of the estuary and Currituck Bay. The second trail, leaves the boardwalk and heads north through a wonderland of beautiful old oak trees – each one a masterpiece, each one crying out to be photographed. The trail wanders through the open forest for about 0.7 mile before ending at the edge of the estuary along the shores of Currituck Bay. On both trails, keep eyes open for wild horses. Frequent piles of droppings suggest that they are regular visitors in this area, especially during storms or when the oaks drop their acorns in the fall.

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