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buxton woods is an obx gem

There is no place anywhere quite like Buxton Woods on Hatteras Island. A magical maritime forest living at the confluence of subtropical and temperate zones, it almost fell to developers 30 years ago. Jeffrey Bradley tells the tale of Buxton Woods for the Coastal Review Online.

Buxton Woods, NC12 entrance.

Buxton Woods, NC12 entrance.

“Buxton Woods has perched for millennia on that windswept jut of land shouldering into the vast Atlantic known as Hatteras Island. But 25 years ago this maritime forest almost ceased to exist.

Part of a complex dune environment, Buxton Woods on Hatteras Island holds an otherworldly allure in the viney, impenetrable thickets and wind-shaped, mossy stands of ancient oak. It is America’s most easternmost maritime forest, and its trails appear to wend mysteriously back into time. Buxton Woods, though, has always been offbeat.”

Beautiful and unique, Buxton Woods has withstood development for almost 30 years. Read the whole story in the Coastal Review Online.

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