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Old 01-04-2009, 08:25 AM
Location: New Jersey
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Are there any nice walking and bike paths in the New Bern area?

THank you,.....marc
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:01 PM
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There are some awesome trails in the Croatan National Forest, 15 miles SE of NB. I can get some specifics when I get back to school, week of 12th. PM me if I forget. My buddy tried to bike a foot trail recently, and failed, about 4 miles in. Some of these trails are through some pretty wild country.

There is also a new county park opening soon, if not already, across the Neuse River which is, at least initially in a pretty wild state, with trails, I believe.

Within an hour there are trails everywhere. Including Goose Creek State Park, in I think Beaufort County, which has a pretty extensive board walk out over the swamp....if you visit in other than the coldest part of the year, you will see "critters" for sure.

By the way, we saw both porpoises and otters fishing on Christmas Eve!

This area host two major biking events for charity, one out of New Bern and one out of Oriental -- 45 minutes from here. That leads me to believe the biking ain't bad, but that is all I can tell you about that.

The New Bern Waterfront, has some walking areas but the folks that govern (in the broades context) New Bern seem to want to muck that up as best they can.

Move to New Bern, you need to change your focus from walking/biking to kayaking. There is what I consider a "world class" *** club down here, Twin Rivers Paddle Club, I think. I *** to fish, but not to ***, so I was not quite the fit, but these folks are active ALL THE TIME. They are pretty advanced, but they also address new folks with that ability level, too. If you are gonna live down here, you will find you spend a lot of time on the water...or at least you should.

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Old 01-04-2009, 05:45 PM
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Great trails about 45 minutes away

Originally Posted by marc515 View Post
Are there any nice walking and bike paths in the New Bern area?

THank you,.....marc
The Croatan National Forest access point just off Route 58 in Cedar Point is the home of the Tideland Trails which are great places to walk. We often meet a couple from New Bern who come down every other week to walk these trails with their two dogs.

You can find pictures at this website which also has pictures of the Emerald Woods trail on Emerald Isle just off Coast Guard Road. The main Emerald Woods trail is very nice and done as an elevated boardwalk, but it is short. The trail does lead down to Bogue Sound and has a small pier out into the sound. There are some other trails there, but I haven't explored them yet.

There is also a nice trail at Patsy Pond about half way between Cape Carteret and Morehead City.

Emerald Isle also has some nice bike paths.

Happy Hiking.

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Old 01-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Location: Oriental, NC
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Pretty much the whole town of Oriental! Try "Town Dock .net"
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