Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
North Carolina's has an abundance of natural wonders. Recently, a contest sponsored by Land for Tomorrow, an environmental coalition working to preserve the state's land and water resources, asked voters to nominate any landscape, natural feature, wildlife or plant life unique to NC that should be considered a natural wonder.
Land for Tomorrow received over 3,000 votes and 200 nominations. A panel narrowed the 200 to 25, and voters determined the final 10. Of the final 10 natural wonders chosen, two are on the Outer Banks.
North Carolina's Ten Natural Wonders (in alphabetical order) are:
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout
- Grandfather Mountain
- Great Smoky Mountains
- Lake Mattamuskeet
- Lumber River
- Merchants Millpond State Park
- Mountains to Sea Trail
- New River
- Ocracoke Island
You can check Land for Tomorrow's FaceBook page for more information and participant photos of their favorite natural wonders.
May 20, 2010 - Posted by seasidevacations | OBX Information, Outer Banks Accolades | outer banks, OBX, Hatteras, Ocracoke, North Carolina, NC, natural wonders, Land for Tomorrow | Leave a Comment | Edit