Runners rejoice! The Outer Banks is a runner’s haven with its many nature trails, marathons and bike trails that joggers and cyclists share. We've become known for our annual marathons, half-marathons, triathlons and 5K races. If you aren’t a runner, it’s okay; there are plenty of spots where you can take a pleasant walk or scenic hike. You might even choose to do all three – Outer Banks running, walking and hiking activities are quite complementary. Boardwalks, bike trails and nature trails weave you through woods, dunes, beaches and marshes. You could become so absorbed by the view that it easily turns a few meters into a few miles. Hiking may not seem like a common activity to associate with the beach, but if you visit any of the nature preserves, wildlife refuges or other reserves, you might be drawn to spend hours exploring this coastal wonderland. Check out the listings below to see what Outer Banks running, walking and hiking activities you can participate in during your vacation.
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