Saturday, May 21, 2022

2 OBX Pet-Friendly Events this Weekend

There are 2 OBX Pet-Friendly Events this Weekend. Where? What? & When?





Inaugural Stroke Awareness Walk
sponsored by the Outer Banks Hospital

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 
           9:45 am - 12 pm







50th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular - Free to Spectators & Pet-Friendly

sponsored by 
Kitty Hawk Kites


Saturday, May 21st, 2022   - "Dune Competition - Day 2"
Sunday,    May 22nd, 2022 - " Dune Competition - Day 3"

Friday, May 20, 2022

New OBX Oceanfront - Pet-Friendly - RV Park - Officially Opens Today!

 

A New Oceanfront Pet-Friendly RV Park on Hatteras Island is officially  open to visitors Today!

Avon by the Sea RV Park is located in the heart of the Village of Avon near the Avon Pier. This Outer Banks Pet-Friendly RV Park is part of 

Koru Village           https://koruvillage.com/


41001 Hwy 12
Avon, NC 27915
252-995-3125

Thursday, May 19, 2022

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #8 Dune Restoration

 

Two Outer Banks oceanfront beach houses were recently washed out into the Graveyard of the Atlantic in this Outer Banks Village that made national news.

The Outer Banks Village that this photograph was taken in was also made famous by a Best Selling Book and 2008 Movie which has the Village's name in the title. "Nights in ____________"

The Pampered Pets Guide "OBX Map Picture Find" is a fun way to find where the Pampered Pets Guide took a picture on the Outer Banks. 

To find the location of where this photograph was taken, you will need to use the Pampered Pets Guide;


The clue for OBX Map Picture Find -# 8 Dune Restoration is:

This is the first Village in which you will arrive, traveling South on NC Highway 12, on to Hatteras Island. This Village's name begins with the letter "R."


The Village of  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Please only use designated beach access areas while on the Outer Banks. Climbing on the sand dunes is frowned upon in many communities and in some it is illegal and will result in fines. For OBX Beach Access Information please see: 

Also please be aware that the sea oats and vegetation on the sand dunes hold the sand in place. It is also illegal to pick or dig up these seaside plants.

If you want to climb on Huge Sand Dunes on the Outer Banks, please visit the Largest Sand Dunes on the East Coast, Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Recently there have been large holes dug on the Outer Banks seashore, leaving a dangerous situation for people, pets, wildlife & more. If you dig a hole, please fill the hole before you leave the  beach.

U.S. Weather Bureau Station / Hatteras Welcome Center

 

US Weather Bureau Station / Hatteras Welcome Center is operated by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the National Park Service. The street address is:

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau 
U .S. Weather Bureau Station 
Hatteras Welcome Center
        57190 Kohler Rd
      Hatteras, NC 27943
         (252) 986-2203

Built in 1901, the Hatteras Weather Bureau Station has stood the test of time and weathered many storms. The U.S. Weather Station ( 1902 - 1946)  after many years of service in the U.S. Meteorological Weather Network, now serves as a Welcome Center that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff at the U.S. Weather Station/ Hatteras Welcome Center that can answer questions and provide information on Area Attractions, State & National Parks, National Parks Campgrounds, ferry schedules, brochures, pamphlets, maps & more, free for your reference and to keep as mementos of your Outer Banks Adventure.
 


Pets are welcome on the grounds of this Visitor Information Center. If you walk your dog at U.S. Weather Bureau Station / Hatteras Welcome Center , please remember that all dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet in length at National Park properties. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings & you must clean up after your pets. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #7 Osprey

 

Ospreys are prevalent throughout the Outer Banks of North Carolina. These birds of prey are also known as Sea Hawks or Fish Hawks. It is not unusual to see Osprey on the OBX.


This Osprey was flying over the Roanoke Sound. The photograph was taken from the beach of an Outer Banks State Park. Do you know which town this Osprey was in? 

The Pampered Pets Guide "OBX Map Picture Find" is a fun way to find where Pampered Pets Guide took a picture on the Outer Banks. 

To find the location of where this photograph was taken, you will need to use the Pampered Pets Guide;



The clue for OBX Map Picture Find -#7 Osprey

This town is the only Outer Banks Town, that has an official Southern District. The Town's Name begins with the letter "N."

Town of   N _ _ _   _ _ _ _

Windgrass Circle Park

 

Windgrass Circle Park in Kitty Hawk, NC
Windgrass Circle Park, located in Kitty Hawk, NC, is a sound side beach access that is handicap-accessible and pet-friendly. 

Arriving at the paved parking lot, you can go to the handicap-accessible wooden ramp that leads to a large deck with surrounding seating overlooking Kitty Hawk Bay. 

Ancient live oaks partially shade the deck, providing cool shaded areas on the deck. The shallow waters of Kitty Hawk Bay almost beckon one to splash, play, and swim. The narrow sound front beach that extends to the deck's right provides access to Kitty Hawk Bay.

Please remember that your dog must be on a leash at all times. There are also free doggie poop bags a little to the right of Windgrass Circle Park at the Wright Brothers Multi-use Path entrance. You must clean up after your pet.

Windgrass Circle Park is open from 9 am until One-Half Hour After Sunset.
The street address is: 
Windgrass Circle Park - Kitty Hawk, NC


Windgrass Circle Park 
3613 Windgrass Cir.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

For more information on Windgrass Circle Park and other parks and attractions in the Town of Kitty Hawk, NC, please see:

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Under the Oaks Arts Festival 2022 at Historic Corolla Park

 

Under the Oaks Arts Festival is taking place at:

1100 Hunt Club Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-0221

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 
    from 10 am to 5 pm

                AND

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
       from 10 am to 5 pm

There is no fee to attend this event & Historic Corolla Park is Pet-Friendly.

In addition to a broad array of artists & mediums, there will be local food vendors and, a silent auction & more.


A note from Under the Oaks Festival:

"Dates and times are subject to change please stay tuned to our Facebook page,
 CurrituckOBXEvents for updates."

The Youtube video is terrific; see this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEwiNYcI2r4

Historic Corolla Park

 

Historic Corolla Park is centrally located in the Village of Corolla, on the Beaches of Currituck. In addition to being free and open to the public park, Historic Corolla Park grounds are also Pet-Friendly. Your pet must be on a leash & you must clean up after your pet.

There is a vast parking area, picnic areas, restrooms & a boat ramp within the park. As well as the enormous green park lawn that hosts numerous outdoor events, four attractions draw visitors to this park.

1. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, first lit in 1875, continues to shine bright today.


2. The Whalehead Club ceria 1920's opulent restored residence built by Mr. & Mrs, E.C, Knight, Jr. is a crowning jewel of architecture and is now a museum to be explored.


3, The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, located within Historic Corolla Park, offers indoor & outdoor attractions for visitors.


4. Currituck Maritime Museum is the newest addition to Historic Corolla Park.
Located across from the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Currituck Maritime Museum opened its doors to the public on July 16th, 2021. 


Visit Historic Corolla Park and watch Pampered Pets Guide, Outer Banks Pet Events 2022 for upcoming events at this fun-filled Outer Banks Park.

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path
The Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path, which runs along a portion of Kitty Hawk Bay, is located in The Town of Kitty Hawk, NC. 


The Multi-Use Path endpoints of The Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path are Windgrass Circle Park and Beacon Drive. This trail has a concrete surface and is 0.5 miles in length. There is a nice paved parking lot at:

3613 Windgrass Cir.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

The Wright Brother Multi-Use Path is handicap accessible and Pet-Friendly. 

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path
Pets are required to be on a leash & you must clean up after your pets. You will find free poop bag dispensers & trash can designated posts along the trail. 

The sign you see when entering the Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path has a date of 2004. But, the history of this trail not only includes a route used by the famed birth of aviation founders Orville & Wilbur Wright, but a trail route that dates to 1750.

You can read more about the wonderfully historical Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path in the "The Flyer - Spring 2005," published by the "First Flight Society." On this four-page flyer, you will find "New Wright Brothers Multi-use Path Dedication" on page 2 and continued on page 4.

Monday, May 16, 2022

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #6 View of the Bay

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #6
This photograph was taken from the seating benches on the dock at Windgrass Circle Park overlooking the Bay! Would you happen to know which OBX Town this photograph was taken?

This Bay shares its name with the Town in which it is located. Many have fond memories of swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, and more on this wonderful Bay.

The Pampered Pets Guide "OBX Map Picture Find" is a fun way to find where Pampered Pets Guide took a picture on the Outer Banks. 

To find the location of where this photograph was taken, you will need to use the Pampered Pets Guide,


The clue for OBX Map Picture Find -#6 View of the Bay is:

This Town has two words in its name and begins with the letter "K." 

Another way to find the answer, in addition to using the "Outer Banks Map - Islands, Towns & Villages," is to use the search bar and type in "Bay Joke." You will find and funny Joke & about the Bay's name that shares its name with this town.

The Town of   _ _ _ _ _    _ _ _ _
 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #5 Silver Lake


 This photograph was taken on an island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This distinctive island is located at the southernmost point of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The only way to access this island is by ferryboat. Several ferry routes arrive and leave this island daily. If you plan on visiting this island with your pets, please see:

This photograph is a spectacular view across Silver Lake (Harbor) that the U.S. National Park Service describes as "a clam-shaped basin on the sound-side of the island."

The Pampered Pets Guide "OBX Map Picture Find" is a fun way to find where Pampered Pets Guide took a picture on the Outer Banks. 

To find the location of where this photograph was taken, you will need to use the Pampered Pets Guide,


The clue for OBX Map Picture Find -#5 Silver Lake is:

This Village surrounds Silver Lake. This Village is the only village on the island and shares its name that starts with the letter "O."

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Village

Aycock Brown Welcome Center

 

Aycock Brown Welcome Center
Visitors arriving from mainland Currituck County NC across the Wright Memorial Bridge will find the Aycock Brown Welcome Center in the Town of Kitty Hawk, NC, located at:

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau / Welcome Centers


Aycock Brown Welcome Center
5230 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4644

The Aycock Brown Welcome Center was named to honor Aycock Brown. To learn more about him, please see: "An Outer Banks Legend: How one man turned obscure barrier beaches into an international tourist destination" by Lorraine Eaton

Aycock Brown Welcome Center
The Aycock Brown Welcome Center is handicap accessible & offers covered picnic areas and restrooms. In addition, the Aycock Brown Welcome Center has made an especially designated area for dogs. Your canine family members are welcome on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A particular post with free poop bags and the trash can is also prominently located in the doggie area. Your dog must be on a leash at all times on the grounds of the Welcome Center. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings. 



Information on everything Outer Banks awaits inside the Aycock Brown Welcome Center. The knowledgeable, friendly staff can help you find maps and information on pet-friendly accommodations & has an accommodation reservation center, public phones, and information on area attractions, events, and restaurants, from fast food to gourmet seafood.

This address is also the entry access to 

Welcome to the Pet-Friendly OBX!

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