The Connecting Corridors Pocket Guide series is designed for those with adventure in their hearts and a guide in their pocket. However we try not to reinvent the wheel or waste trees in the process. So in the spirit of Think Globally, Act Neighborly we share our growing list of friends’ guides, maps and resources which also connect people to unique places, projects, foods, etc. The Albemarle Sound is home to a wonderful community of fishermen & women, artists, designers, writers, map-makers and energizing non-profits. Their guides and directories are resources that we all have enjoyed over the years. Please support local, independently owned publications that gently promote our area’s diverse opportunities!

Snapshot Guides to the Albemarle Sound



Bicycling in the Albemarle Region – The bicycle route system includes 15 loop routes and 4 connectors for cyclists of all levels. Low volume and consistently paved surfaces favored by local bicyclists connect towns, destinations, lodging and recreational areas. FREE.

Publisher’s note: This resource is currently not available online however most area visitor and travel centers stock the printed map. For a list (digital and print) of NC regional, local and county bicycling maps, click here.


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Wild, Wonderful and Accessible – The Tyrrell County Ecotourism Committee works together to promote and protect the county’s vast natural resources through tourism. This nature-based tourism benefits the local economy and pays tribute to the region’s rich cultural heritage. Info and map of paddle trails, hikes, birding opportunities, cycling routes and more.



NC Brewery Map – The NC Craft Brewers Guild’s mission is to advance the interests of the craft breweries in NC and to promote the Tar Heel state’s breweries and brewpubs. Their professional membership includes brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts. Check out our state’s small batch breweries including those along the Albermarle Sound and OBX.  Support the non-profit and join in the fun with a Pint Hound membership!



Visit Your Local National Wildlife Refuges – Here’s your gateway to adventure to eleven national wildlife refuges and a national fish hatchery in eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. Take your first step and click here for a taste of the wild! FREE


NC Sport Fish ID Guide

North Carolina Sport Fish Identification Pocket Guide – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers this informative guide that contains information on various freshwater sport fish species that inhabit our state’s waters. Click here for more info and to order the free guide.


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Northeastern North Carolina Paddle Trails – The Albemarle Regional Paddle Trail Map and Trail Descriptions showcase the current trail system in Northeastern NC. The Albemarle RC&D Council, NC Paddle Trails Association and local partner organizations work together on the ongoing project which includes maps, descriptions, trail markers, access sites and camping platforms. FREE



NCDENR’s Division of Coastal Management Mobile-friendly Map – Looking for a new beach access? How about a boat landing, parking lot, or even showers? Our state’s beach and water access sites are categorized into 4 categories: Regional, Local, Neighborhood & Waterfront. Check out NCDENR’s Division of Coastal Management FREE beach and waterfront access mapping resource on their interactive access locator & website.


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A Walking Tour of Historic Edenton – “The town of Edenton is a museum unto itself, and perhaps the best way to enjoy its beauty, history and architecture is to walk its historic streets.” Take this advice from the Edenton Woman’s Club who produced this lovely guide. It features four short, enjoyable self-guided tours of historic Edenton, NC. Come out and take a stroll to learn more about the colonial town’s 300 years of history. Pick up a copy at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center.$


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