Recently, over 300 miles of paddle trails were mapped in the Pamlico River basin around Little Washington. With these trails, visitors can explore small creeks and tributaries and traverse the wide-open spaces of the Pamlico. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of adventurous options including fishing, camping, hiking, biking, boating and more.
One of the more notable stops in Little Washington is the North Carolina Estuarium, the world’s first estuarium and only estuarium in North Carolina. With over 200 exhibits, aquariums and works of art, the Estuarium is dedicated to the unique ecosystem of eastern North Carolina’s estuaries and its effect on local culture.
Little Washington is also home to a thriving arts and entertainment scene. As visitors stroll through downtown, works of art decorated by regional artists, independent art galleries and exhibits line the streets. Little Washington also loves music. Many local restaurants feature live music during the weekends, and The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association shares sounds and entertainment with audiences at The Turnage Theatre.
Let Little Washington’s rich history and natural beauty set the stage for an overnight stay or daytrip. The city offers something for everyone, whether adventure, art, history or dining is the reason for visiting. It is more than just a destination – it is also the perfect starting point for exploring everything eastern North Carolina has to offer.