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Corolla Schoolhouse

Wild Horse Museum and Store

Corolla’s two-room historic schoolhouse, built in the late 1800s to serve the children of lighthouse keepers and surfmen, reopened in 2012 as the first charter school on the Outer Banks. In its first year, it served 16 children in grades K-6.

If you love the horses, check out the Corolla Wild Horse Museum and Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a non-profit organization that raises funds to protect the horses. The museum offers fun, educational activities for children during the summer months. There is no admission fee and only nominal fees for children’s programs. 520 Old Stoney Rd. • Corolla, NC 27927 • 252-453-8002 www.corollawildhorses.com

1126 Schoolhouse Ln., Corolla, NC 27927 252-455-9449 www.watersedgevillageschool.com

Corolla Chapel Part of the Outer Banks since 1885, it’s the

only year-round church in Corolla and a favorite for weddings. 1136 Corolla Village Rd. • Corolla, NC 27927 252-453-4224 • www.corollachapel.com

Audubon Sanctuary at Pine Island The Audubon Society isn’t just “for the birds,” as many think, but covers all Earth’s creatures, humans included. Fortunately for Currituck County, the Donal C. O’Brien Jr. Audubon Sanctuary and Center at Pine Island is taking a lead in conservation and restoration efforts. Locally called Pine Island Sanctuary, this refuge lies across from Hampton Inn and Suites in Corolla in a section of undeveloped scrub just past the Welcome to Currituck County sign on NC 12. Nicely hidden is a three-mile nature trail and viewing stands open to the public. Farther back amidst the marsh, forest and grassland is a modest complex of buildings with big plans to become an educational center and research station. The center’s staff love sharing news about this preserve brought about by a 3,000-acre donation from the Earl Slick family in the ‘70s. Photography lovers can focus their lenses to capture migratory waterfowl, deer, heron, raccoon, osprey and even bobcats. Pine Island is a sanctuary for birds and people, a place where visitors can step into nature and experience something that they can’t experience anywhere else on the Outer Banks. 300 Audubon Dr. • Corolla, NC 27927 252-453-0603 • pineisland.audubon.org

On the Beach

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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...