you are looking for a break from fishing or enjoying the ocean,
Hatteras Village has much to offer in the way of land activities.
The Village has a playground for the kids, a library for everyone in
the family, a nature trail that is elevated over a beautiful salt marsh
where one can go for solitude, bird watching, or just a change of
pace. Although attractions in the Village can be conveniently
reached by foot there are places to rent bikes and golf carts for those
who had rather ride than walk. And yes, there are lots of shops
for those who are looking for unique treasures to carry back home.
Hatteras Village Park
|Hatteras Village Park is a
nature reserve located in the heart of the Village where Sea Breeze
Trail winds through a maritime forest and salt marsh. Both high
marsh with needle rush and tidal marsh with Spartina lie under an
evelated boardwalk that meanders through the park. There are free self
guided booklets available that are keyed to animal and plant species
that may be seen there. The park provides free parking and
bicycle racks for its visitors. It is a great place to commune
|Located in the heart of the
Village, the Hatteras Village Library houses an extensive collection of
local research materials, cook books, literature, periodicals, and
offers public internet access. The staff is friendly and very helpful.
Open Tuesday through Saturday, it's worth noting the hours, as they
change slightly through the week:
Tuesday - 10 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday - 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 5:30 pm
Friday - 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 12:30 pm
|Located in the same building as the library is a wonderful collection
of artifacts that have been excavated on the island. They date
back to when the Croatoan Indians inhabited the Outer Banks. This
collection is maintained by the Croatoan Archaeological Society in
conjection with the University of Bristol, England. Anyone
interested may inquire in the library as to whom to contract to
participate in an archaelogical dig.
|The Hatteras Village
playground is open everyday of the year for kids of appropriate ages to
enjoy the swings, slides, and other equipment. A shaded gazebo is
provided for adults who are expected to oversee their chidlren at play.