Welcome to a place that has no stoplights, traffic jams, or city smog. Hyde County, one of the largest counties in the state, has less than 6000 residents and is often called the 'the road less traveled'. Many mainland residents earn their living from farming and commercial fishing while Ocracokers depend on the tourism industry.Hyde County's history is worth the trip alone. Visit historic sites like the Octagon House, Lake Mattamuskeet and its Lodge, Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge, Providence Church, Amity Church, and the Alligator River. Explore the county's abundant natural resources: boating, wildlife watching, fishing, and hunting. Utilize local knowledge and hire a guide to assist you. More information can be found at www.hydecounty.org.
See the local ferry schedule to Ocracoke at http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/ferryroutes/.