nags head woods to get a facelift!
One of the best kept secrets of the OBX is Nags Head Woods. Part of the Nature Conservancy, the 1100 acre nature preserve features twisting paths with surprising elevation gains, deep ravines and hidden graveyards. It’s facilities have always been very limited, though, but that is about to change as Cate Kozak reports for the Outer Banks Voice.
A recent fire burned over 240 acres of mostly marshland on the northwest corner of the park, although damage appears to be minimal. Sadly, investigators feel the fire was manmade but the cause has not yet been determined.
“Everyone loves Nags Head Woods for its shaded walking trails and quiet solitude. But it’s a good guess that numerous visitors during its 30-plus years of existence also fault it for what it’s never had: outdoor-accessible bathrooms and water fountains.
A fundraising campaign launched recently by The Nature Conservancy, the nonprofit owner of Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, is aimed at sprucing up and modernizing the 1,200-square-foot visitor center and the 800-square-foot conference room building at the Woods’ entrance in Kill Devil Hills.”