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Visit Knotts Island

Take a scenic ferry ride from mainland Currituck to Knotts Island. You will see wildlife in abundance in this small, rural community, but don’t let the remoteness fool you. There is a winery and an orchard where families can pick their own peaches, grapes and apples in season. Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, on the north end of the island, is a birder’s paradise and home to 160 species. The refuge also supports white-tailed deer, raccoon, mink, muskrat, otter, fox, bobcat and opossum. There are observation points along the roads and almost 10 miles of hiking trails throughout the refuge. Most trails are suitable for bicycles. Along with the Currituck Knotts Island Ferry, the island can also be reached via the back roads of Virginia Beach to Marsh Causeway on the north end (State Route 615). 800-BY-FERRY • www.ncferry.org For information on Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Charles Kuralt Trail, call 252-429-3100 or visit www.fws.gov/mackayisland

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On the Mainland

Vineyards Famed writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, wrote “Wine is bottled poetry.” Currituck visitors can sample poetic bliss and some of the East Coast’s finest wines. Nestled among the fertile fields of the Currituck Mainland are two vineyards producing wonderful wines. Well worth a day trip, the Currituck wineries are great places to sample wines and find unique gifts. Sanctuary Vineyards, located in Jarvisburg, is the closest vineyard to the Beach. Open for tours; tastings are free. Among the winery’s award winners is its double gold medal blackberry

wine (NC State Fair). In addition to its dessertstyle wines, Sanctuary Vineyards also features a number of classic varietals. Knotts Island is home to Martin Vineyards, offering a number of selections, including dry reds, dry whites and classic sweeter wines of the coastal plain. Sanctuary Vineyards Visit the winery, take a tour and sample fine wines from coastal vines. Open 7-days a week. 7005 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC 27947 252-491-2387 www.sanctuaryvineyards.com

Martin Farm and Winery Take a leisurely ferry ride to Knotts Island and have a picnic on the bay. 213 Martin Farm Ln. Knotts Island, NC 27950 252-429-3564 www.martinfarmand winery.com

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...