North Carolina is truly a gem of the Southeast! This state contains mountains, lakes, beaches, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and countless other natural features that make it a scenic paradise. If you’re vacationing in this area to enjoy the fresh air and incredible views, make sure to spend some time at Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County, NC. Part of the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, this attraction has a lot to offer. Discover some of the best things to do here and start planning your trip today!

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Lake Mattamuskeet

1. Enjoy Hunting and Fishing

Lake Mattamuskeet is well known for their plentiful opportunities for fishing! Bring along your rod and reel so you catch bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, perch, and many more. Make sure to check the Lake Mattamuskeet fishing report before you go so you know how to prepare for a relaxing day of fishing here. Lake Mattamuskeet crabbing is popular here as well, as there are countless blue crabs swimming around in these waters! You can also hunt whitetail deer and waterfowl here. Be sure that you are aware of all the hunting regulations of the area before you go.

2. Observe the Abundant Local Wildlife

The diverse environment of Lake Mattamuskeet has caused numerous types of wildlife to make their homes here. While you’re strolling through this beautiful area, keep your eyes peeled for the many mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that live in and around Lake Mattamuskeet. You can expect to see geese, swans, ducks, bald eagles, black bears, bobcats, and many more! There are over 240 species of birds flying around here, so cast your eyes to the skies to see how many you can spot.

3. Take Stunning Photographs

The gorgeous setting of Lake Mattamuskeet creates the ideal backdrop for the best outdoor photography. With such a wide variety of different plant and animal life, you’ll be able to capture some attractive shots of the great outdoors of North Carolina. Although photography is a wonderful pastime here all year long, fall and winter are ideal seasons to visit as there are great numbers of waterfowl scattered throughout this area. You’re bound to snap some amazing shots of graceful birds, peaceful landscapes, colorful sunsets, and much more at Lake Mattamuskeet!

Come Stay with Us at the Inner Banks Inn!

Complete your adventure in the great outdoors of North Carolina by staying in some beautiful and comfortable accommodations. Inner Banks Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast, tucked away in the heart of Edenton, NC, on the banks of the Albemarle Sound. We offer luxurious lodging in a peaceful and scenic environment that you will love. With four magnificent historic homes, our inn is also a part of this area’s history. Indulge in the many activities of the surrounding area, like shopping in downtown Edenton, or simply unwind in our relaxing atmosphere here at Inner Banks Inn. We also have a variety of specials and packages to help you fully appreciate your trip. You’re guaranteed to leave our bed and breakfast feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, so check our availability online to start planning your getaway to our haven in the South!

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