The Patsy Pond Nature Trail is managed by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in cooperation with the Croatan National Forest. It winds through an area called the “Longleaf Pine Flat Woods,” which is an open woodland of longleaf pines with low-growing herbs and shrubs. Click here to view the trail map. History of the Croatan…
First: supporters, members, volunteers, friends of the coast: be safe. You are so special to our work, and we can’t wait to work with you again in the future.
We wanted to bring the coast to you at home, even if you’re stuck indoors. Especially as we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are thankful for the natural beauty of our coast and the peace we feel when we enjoy it.
We have special resources you can use right now, at home, in your yard and on your computer. Maybe you’ll learn something new. Maybe you’ll improve your yard or shoreline. Maybe you’ll make a plan for the future.
We also wanted to share ways to admire nature from afar or visit it safely.
Enjoying nature is good for the spirit. Exercising releases endorphins, naturally improving our mood and outlook. Part of our mission is to save special places for natural hydrology, education and research, and for people to enjoy. Please understand: crowds are dangerous. When you are out for a walk, be cautious.
Practice social distancing. If a trail is crowded, come back another time. Ask fellow explorers to let you pass safely.
Share your experiences, virtual or otherwise, on social media with the hashtag #coastaldistancing, and tag us @nccoastalfed.