Bald Head Island Activities for Nature Lovers

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Bald Head Island NC, but it’s especially great if you’re a nature lover. During this time of year, the weather turns cool and crisp, providing the perfect setting for enjoying a lengthy hike, a bicycle ride, a day spent fishing, a walk with the turtles, or any one of the many, many activities available on the island for outdoor enthusiasts.

Here, you can discover all of the fun and relaxing ways you can commune with nature on Bald Head Island.

Fishing on Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is a virtual treasure trove for anglers because it offers such an incredible diversity of choices. You can fish from the shore and score flounder, red drum, blue fish, mullet, pompano and more. Or, you can try casting on the creeks for speckled trout, grey trout, flounder, red drum, blue fish, and spots. Then again, there are plenty of options for offshore fishing as well. Take a day trip out onto the ocean for a chance at landing aggressive grouper, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, tarpon, and sailfish.

Bald Head Island is the ultimate fishing experience for both pros and beginners alike. If you’re new to fishing and you want to learn from the best, visit the Bald Head Island Conservancy or the Sail Shop for an informal tutorial on the best way to fish Bald Head Island.

Walking with the Sea Turtles

The Bald Head Island Conservancy is also the place to be if you’re on BHI between June and September as this is the time of year when the nesting loggerhead turtles hatch and begin their journey to the ocean. During this time, you can take an awe-inspiring Turtle Walk in which you can walk right alongside the beautiful hatchlings.

In addition to the annual Turtle Walks, the Conservancy also offers a host of other programs. Visit the Bald Head Island Conservancy for programs focusing on birding, crabbing, cast netting, island nature tours, touch tank time, sea turtle movie screenings, and more.

Nature Hikes

Bald Head Island is home to miles and miles of nature trails. M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail, which is located off Federal Road near the intersection of Muscadine Wynd, is a great place to take a self-guided hike. For even more trails, visit the Bald Head Woods Maritime Forest Preserve. You can also sign up for guided nature hikes offered by the Bald Head Island Conservancy and the Sail Shop. With these hikes, you’ll learn all about the local flora and fauna of Bald Head Island.

It’s Fall! Visit Bald Head Island and Enjoy the Outdoors!

What better way to spend a beautiful fall weekend than by visiting Bald Head Island, NC? Instead of raking leaves, you can be fishing, hiking, and enjoying fabulous activities the island has to offer nature lovers.

If you would like more information about Bald Head Island activities, just fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will send you a welcome packet with everything you need to know about visiting our beautiful island this fall.  

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Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 3361
Bald Head Island, NC 28461