- 9 miles (14 km)
- 15 minues, but allow extra time to see the attractions.
This byway follows US 64 across Roanoke Island, the site of the first English settlement in North American and known in folklore for its mysterious disappearance.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Opportunities for recreation in a natural setting abound at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. This unique area is full of rare and not-so-rare wildlife and birds. Visitors will be able to explore the swampy area and all of its intriguing characteristics. Trails throughout the refuge invite visitors to explore or to try hunting or fishing. Although trails are available, the refuge is still very much a wilderness that can be difficult to navigate.
The disappearance and fate of all settlers of Roanoke Colony remains a mystery to this day.
Although Manteo was founded at the turn of the century, it has roots in one of the most historic places in the country.