Outdoor Recreation Articles

Rising Waverider

Rising Waverider

Winning the 2023 Easterns Surfing Championship Mens Longboard Division on the Outer Banks, Dakota Cottle adds one more name to the roster of Surf City champion surfers.

Games at the Beach

Games at the Beach

Today’s beachgoers are here for the sun, the surf, the fun — and they are here to win! Going to the beach is not just...

We the Water

We the Water

Starting in September Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club members will paddle the entire North Carolina coast to advocate for clean water and the principles of the N.C. Coastal Federation.

Past Articles

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

N.C. Coastal Land Trust’s purchase of Hutaff Island forever protects the last privately owned undeveloped barrier island in North Carolina.

Life on Wheels

Life on Wheels

RV travel is booming, and Topsail-area campgrounds are ready for the guests who are flocking to their facilities.

More Than a Launch Point

More Than a Launch Point

Marsh Creek at Scotts Hill Marina is a destination for boaters with dry boat storage, a convenience store, fuel, a clubhouse and a restaurant, The Sailfish at Marsh Creek Marine.

Sharks’ Tooth Queen

Sharks’ Tooth Queen

Claudia Waltemire’s hobby of collecting sharks’ teeth on Topsail Island proves just how many teeth there are to be found.

A Last Sanctuary

A Last Sanctuary

Accessible only by boat, Lea-Hutaff Island offers 5,641-acres of sandy shoreline, beach dunes and tidal marsh.

A Tale of a Trail

A Tale of a Trail

Maureen McKenna’s Sunday rides to church have garnered quite a following. This is the story of Maureen and Shane, who met and began their friendship on Maureen’s 40th birthday in Long Island, New...

Lines in the Sand

Lines in the Sand

A good day on the beach for me at the Topsail Beach is now spent browsing shells left by the outgoing tide.

Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

For more than 40 years, Miss Sally Martin has offered good, old-fashioned farm-life and nature experiences at Ashton Farm Summer Day Camp. For the thousands of local children who have spent a part...