Scenic USA - North Carolina
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
As North Carolina's U.S. Route 17 heads northward from Wilmington, the highway follows the Atlantic coastline and Onslow Bay. At Camp Lejeune, 17 turns inland through pastures and fields, and wide open plains. Near Williamston and Windsor, the route takes a turn eastward toward Historic Edenton and the Albemarle Sound. After crossing the Chowan River, coastal visitors will find North Carolina's second oldest town. Incorporated in 1722, the busy port city of Edenton was built on one of the largest freshwater sounds in North America. Fed by two main rivers, the Roanoke (an endangered river) and Chowan, these tea colored waters are teaming with species of both fresh and saltwater fish and crabs.
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