Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens¬† on Manteo are on a par with such world sites as the Generalife in Granada, Spain, the Enid A. Haumpt Garden at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford, Connecticut. And unlike those, which enjoy the support of national or at least city governments and…

Manteo Waterfront & Festival Park

  Manteo, pronounced “MANeo”,¬†is a charming small town on Roanoke Island, well worth visiting. It is one of our favorite places, in part because the yacht basin is a good place for pied billed grebes and other diving ducks. And it is charming in general. The yacht basin occupies one side of the little harbor,…

The Wild Horses of Corolla

Corolla’s wild horses are the remains of a herd created when early Spanish explorers left the first horses there in the 1500s. Today the herd is a faction of its former self and is confined to the very north end of the island. The horses are protected by local, state, and federal laws. The tour is an adventure that should not be missed.