Things to Do on Ocracoke: Parks

Ocracoke Island’s village and surroundings are characterized by the natural environment. In fact, walking around often feels something like a stroll in a park or nature area. With so much naturally occurring green space, there’s no need for a manicured park or garden in the center of town to provide space for outdoor things to do on Ocracoke. However, there are a couple of preserves that have been protected from development. Take a hike through a maritime forest on the island’s soundside that served as Blackbeard’s hideaway before he met his demise. You can also go by boat to a neighboring island that’s completely deserted aside from the ghost town that remains in the village.