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Aug012012

Historic Hope Plantation

Description

This 46 acre site is managed by the Historic Hope Foundation, Inc. and offers about 18 acres of partially open areas around the buildings and 28 wooded acres with access via 2 short trails. This casual birding stop offers open birding views around the front area and gardens of the site and a chance to stretch your legs on short trails into the woodlands, plus excellent information for those interested in the historical heritage of the Roanoke-Chowan regions, especially from 1760-1840. Both resident and migrating songbirds typical of eastern North Carolina mixed hardwood/pine woodlands are possible, such as Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula, and Summer Tanager.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Great Crested Flycatcher, Summer Tanager

Habitat

pine/hardwood forest, isolated wetlands, early successional

Access and Parking

The grounds are open daily during daylight hours. The visitor center is open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday - Friday; 10am to 4pm, Saturday; 2pm to 5pm, Sunday. Tours of the historic houses are given 10am to 5pm, Monday - Saturday, and 2pm to 5pm on Sunday (fee). There is no fee for entrance to the visitor center.

Directions

Take US 17 to the US 13 Bypass in Windsor. Turn left on NC 308 for approximately 4 miles, then turn left on Hope House Road. The site is adjacent to South-Western Middle School

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