Spend some quality time with Mother Earth at Springer's Point Preserve.
Ocracoke, where it can be found, lies 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Raleigh.
There aren't any accommodation options close to Springer's Point Preserve, so be ready for a bit of driving. Many travelers recommend the Burrus House Inn, the Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and the Comfort Inn On the Ocean, situated 60 miles (97 kilometers), 60 miles (97 kilometers) and 65 miles (105 kilometers) away, respectively.
When you're finished at Springer's Point Preserve, take a brief walk to The Magic Bean for a snack, a caffeine fix or a cold beverage. Alternatively, you might savor a full meal at Thai Moon Carry-Out, which is also nearby. If you have no plans to crawl into bed just yet, you can nurse a refreshing glass of your favorite wine or beer at Ocracoke Bar And Grille, also just down the road.