It’s National Park Week and Outer Banks Forever is kicking off the celebration with a new partnership.
Vacasa is giving back to the Outer Banks community by matching your donation this week to Outer Banks Forever’s Pathways to Your National Parks project to help build a new, paved multi-use path at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Outer Banks Forever says they are in the home stretch of the fundraising campaign and your gift today, which doubles with Vacasa’s match, will help make this project a reality.
The new Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Pathway will enhance the experience for everyone who visits the lighthouse, starting with improvements to the entrance.
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 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.