Bertie County, North Carolina’s natural beauty and resources make our area an ideal destination for tourists and travel-related businesses. From the Waterfront area along the breathtaking Albemarle Sound to our gently rolling rural hills dotted with timeless historic towns, to the majesty of the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, we’re an excellent site for everything from day trips to complete vacation getaways.
Our river-rich area is often called North Carolina’s Inner Banks with good reason. There are so many miles of navigable water that’s perfect for boaters, sailors, kayakers, canoeists, and anglers. As one of the first areas settled in North America, we’re also full of wonder for history buffs and scholars (including recently discovered evidence about the famed Lost Colony). Nature lovers will appreciate opportunities for camping, hiking, hunting, and birdwatching, while golfers and tennis players will enjoy a variety of choices. Runners and bikers can participate in a long roster of events, including the challenging Pound the Sound Triathlon. Small town buffs will appreciate several annual festivals in Windsor such as The Tee & Sea, the Sage Festival, and Blues, Brews and BBQ.
Local government officials are working with other counties to encourage sustainable tourism development of the Sound, local waterways, and our historic towns through a major initiative hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Conservation Fund. If you’re looking for an undiscovered gem that won’t stay that way for long, Bertie County is ready for your hospitality or tourism business — and our local K12 schools and postsecondary providers will ensure that you’ll find the knowledgeable workers you need.