Hatteras Island offers a different vacation venue in the Fall than the summer. The traffic isn’t quite so thick on the infamous scenic byway and the lines aren’t quite so long in the island’s handful of grocery stores. The warm summer breeze takes on a crisp air and even the most inexperienced of anglers is practically guaranteed to get a bite on their line. Not sure what to do? Check out our list of “Top 5” things to do on Hatteras Island this fall.

1. Beachcombing: As the crowds thin out, so do the early beach-walkers dedicated to finding treasures on the shores of the Graveyard of The Atlantic. Expand your shell and beach glass collection and do something fun such as take your favorite piece to a jeweler and make a vacation momento or create a fabulous wreath for your front door.

2. Book a Flightseeing Tour: Get a whole new perspective on Hatteras Island…from the sky! Book an air tour with one of our local pilots at Burrus Flying Service and choose from three routes to explore the island from above.

3. Take a Hike: The 825-acre Buxton Coastal Reserve, just south of the village of Buxton on Hatteras Island, is the largest stand of maritime forest remaining in North Carolina. Thick with plant life and wildlife, there are several trails that one could hike by foot or by horseback using one of our local horse guide operators.

4. Explore the Shops: Hatteras Island offers several shops and boutiques in addition to a wide variety of art galleries. Whether you are looking for that perfect coastal souvenir or a great piece of art to hang above your fireplace, you are sure to find something exotic and one of a kind!

5. Book a Charter: Pack a day full of fun and book an offshore charter to snag the catch of your life. Cruise the blue waters with one of our experienced captains and enjoy a day in fisherman’s paradise!

For more island fun, check out our “Things to Do” page at www.midgettrealty.com!