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March 19, 2007
From journal Jockey's Ridge State Park
East Hampton, Connecticut
February 20, 2007
From journal OBX or Bust!
April 22, 2006
From journal Outer Banks
November 6, 2005
This 426-acre park has the largest natural living sand dune on the east coast according to one of the local travel publications. There are two self-guided trails, and nature programs are offered. Most popular are the hang gliding and kite flying. Walking in the sand can be very hot, as there is no shade, so we went late in the afternoon and watched the sunset. The dunes were populated with groups of people flying kites and running down the dunes and struggling back up only to run down again. Watching the sun go down as the shadows lengthened and the laughing children turned into silhouettes was a spiritual event.
There were people trying hang gliding. The cost of that was something like $80 for five tries. There are two assistants who run with the glider and hold onto these accessory ropes. These people run up and down the dunes all day long. The higher you go, the harder they have to work, so they hold tightly onto the ropes.
From journal Hot, Hot, Hot on the Outer Banks
December 31, 2005
From journal OBX (Nags Head)
October 28, 2003
This place is unbelievable. It is a huge sand dune in the middle of town. You have to go to a kite shop or Ben Franklin (nearby) and buy a kite, trust me. It was an absolute blast. You are on top of what appears to be a HUGE hill in barefeet flying a kite with the ocean on one side and the sound on the other. No need to run with the kite here as a matter of fact--try the hang gliding. A must see and do.
From journal Flyin' in Kitty Hawk
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 21, 2003
From journal The Outer Banks, NC
April 14, 2008
by Leo & Pat
September 24, 2005
Walking through the park with the wind blowing the sand around gives you the feeling of being in a desert. A climb to the top of the dunes will give you a fantastic view of the ocean and the sound. There are several hiking trails in this 400-acre park also.
If you have young children, this is the perfect place for them. It is basically a giant sandbox for them to play in, one with hills to roll down. It is also a great place to fly a kite since there seems to be wind blowing out here all the time. This is a good place to have a picnic at one of the sheltered picnic areas.
We came here in the morning, but I am sure that the sunsets from here are fabulous. The park is open every day except Christmas Day and admission is free.
From journal Outer Banks Getaway
July 21, 2002
From journal The Outer Banks