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207+ Places to Paddle, Hike, and Camp in Eastern North Carolina

Visit a mobile friendly, custom Places to Go Google Map for an overview of 207+ places to hike, bike, camp, surf, sea kayak, canoe, climb, and enjoy life.

Looking for people other people or groups to go outside with? Check out the Local Clubs & Organizations section. Yes, there are a lot of groups and clubs to join – most are even free!

If you are going on a trip, our gear list and forms page contain the basic forms and equipment lists you need.
Places to Go Map

Looking for more information sea kayaking, hiking, paddling Eastern North Carolina? Check out the following selection:

Roanoke River Partners - Canoe platform camping
Public Boat Ramps - for launching kayaks, canoes, or motor boats
North Carolina Paddle Trail Maps - state wide, with focus on coastal trails
New Bern, NC area Paddle Trail Maps - located ~45 minutes south

Jacksonville, NC - Onslow County Paddle Trail Maps - located ~1.5 hours south
Rocky Mount, NC Paddle Trail Maps- located ~35 minutes west
Hertford, NC Paddle Trail Maps - located ~1.5hrs northeast
Edenton, NC Paddle Trail Maps - located ~1hr northeast

Paddling Eastern North Carolina - A paddlers' guide - guidebook to rivers in the Piedmont & Coastal regions
Albemarle Sound Paddle Trails - located ~1-2 east



Goose Creek State Park - 45 minutes due east
River Park North - City of Greenville - 10 minutes north
Bike Post Bike & Hike Trails - 15 minutes west
Medoc Mountain State Park - 1.2hrs north
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park - 45 minutes southwest
Croatan National Forest - 1hr south
Greenville Greenways - local greenways for walking & biking
Pettigew State Park - 1hr east



Bike Post Mountain Bike & Hike Trails - 15 minutes west
Greenville & Pitt County Road Bike Rides - varies
North Carolina Bike Routes - maps for biking across the state
Greenville Greenways - local greenways for biking & walking