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Welcome to North Carolina’s Eastern Region,
a 13-county expanse boasting unspoiled landscapes, bountiful wildlife, and rich culture and heritage. Visit for a day or stay for a lifetime! Devoid of crowds, traffic, and the rigors of urban life, Eastern North Carolina offers a wealth of experiences for families, couples, friends, and individuals.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in secluded and pristine hiking, kayaking, birding, and camping. For the cultural traveler, a collection of hidden gems awaits your discovery. Our network of small cities and towns boast unique art galleries, quaint shops featuring local crafts, music trails, historic sites, and museums. For the foodie, fine dining establishments flourish against a backdrop of traditional eastern NC barbeque and down-home southern comfort food.

To make the most of the rich culture and heritage that our region has to offer, stay tuned for the launch of our full website in Summer 2011. Via our new interactive interface, explore itineraries to immerse you in our unique way of life and delve into the culture and history that made Eastern North Carolina what it is today.



Follow the links below to learn more about tourism in each of our 13 member counties:

Carteret County
Craven County
Duplin County
Edgecombe County
Greene County
Jones County
Lenoir County
Nash County
Onslow County
Pamlico County
Pitt County
Wayne County
Wilson County


Recent News

10/13/2012 - New Bern Mumfest Draws Record Crowds