Located in Tyrrell County, Colombia is a short drive from the Outer Banks. As the county seat of one of the poorer areas in North Carolina, it’s population was 810 in the 2010 census.
Colombia is home to the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge center and the Pocosin Arts School of Craft, a regional art center.
Besides the main road which leads to the Outer Banks, there isn’t much there. What is there however is pretty awesome. Stop by the Full Circle Crab Company on the way out of town for some awesome locally caught seafood.
These photos were taken on August 6, 2018, during a recent walk/run tour of Colombia and the wildlife refuge.
A mural on a building in Columbia has hidden objects in it for visitors to find.
A dragonfly rests on the boardwalk at the wildlife refuge.
A spider’s web obscures the view of the river.
A damaged tree at the Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge.
A handmade clay windchime on the side of the Pocosin Art exhibit building.
Flowers at the Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge.
Another flower at the refuge.
Graffitti on a bench on the boardwalk.
Under the Interstate 64 bridge, the pylons are marked with the water stages so they can prepare for flooding.
The sign for the Columbia theater.
A spider and its web.
A flower at the refuge.
This winery also had a coffee shop. It’s pretty awesome inside.
The cypress trees on the Scuppernong River sit above the black water.