A group of school-age kids walking along a path in a dry environment

The refuge offers several trails where visitors can experience the habitats and wildlife on the refuge. All refuge trails are easy walks. The Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk is located behind the Visitor Center in Columbia; the Duck Pen Wildlife Trail is located on the Pungo Unit off of South Lake Road.

In addition, 170 miles of unimproved roads all across the refuge are closed to vehicles, but open to walking and bicycling for hunting, wildlife observation and photography (we try to mow about a third of these roads each year).