Outer Banks Forever releases detailed plans for Pathways to Your National Parks project

On October 11, local non-profit Outer Banks Forever announced an exciting new project to protect and enhance our Outer Banks national parks: Pathways to Your National Parks!

This project will only be possible through the generosity of people like you who love Cape Hatteras National Seashore as much as we do. Learn more about this exciting project below and click here to watch our project video.

Note: Images below are draft examples of the pathway’s features, not final designs

Your New Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Experience




The new Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Pathway will enhance the experience for everyone who visits this iconic area, starting with improvements to the entrance that include new signage and trailhead information.

Traveling alongside Lighthouse Road safely separated from traffic, you will have a chance to experience and learn about the ecology and wildlife that is unique to the Outer Banks.

As the ocean comes into view, you will stop at a new educational plaza and Old Lighthouse Beach where you will have a chance to rest and learn about the history of surfing and water sports that made Hatteras Island a premier water sports destination on the East Coast.

If you continue to the lighthouse, you will travel alongside the path that the lighthouse itself took on its historic 2,900-foot journey to safety back in 1999. There will be opportunities for you to stop along this route to learn why moving this iconic structure was necessary and, more importantly, how this incredible feat of engineering succeeded.

Outer Banks Forever can only make this project a reality with the help of generous supporters like you!

Every gift, regardless of size, will get us one step closer to making this new pathway a reality. Check out our support levels below – you could even see your family or business name on our donor wall at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse!

To learn more about how you or your business can support this exciting new project, visit www.obxforever.org/pathways, or contact Jessica Barnes at jessicabarnes@obxforever.org.

This story originally appeared on OBXToday.com. Read More local stories here.