Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities are Plentiful in Greater Fayetteville 

Residents and Outdoor Recreationvisitors find plenty to see and do in the great outdoors in Fayetteville and Cumberland  County. We’ve got outdoor recreation activities for the active adventure-seeker at ZipQuest to an array of walking trails and the 77 acre Cape Fear Botanical Garden. 

The community also boasts plenty of seasonal events that offeOutdoor Recreationr opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Enjoy hitting the links throughout the year.  Fall means the International Folk Festival, corn mazes and hay rides; at Christmas time, several parks offer light displays sure to brighten the season;  the spring means Dogwood Festival and summer fireworks, concerts and swimming. 

Read below for information on some of our favorite outdoor recreation opportunities in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. For a full list of outdoor fun – head over to VisitFayettevilleNC.com

 

 

Holiday Wish #1: Savor the Season Outdoors!

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I recently compiled a list of 50 holiday events for the annual Christmas card we send out from the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Yes, you read that right. FIFTY. And they're not just happening in Fayetteville. Twenty of those events are spread throughout every one of Cumberland County's communities. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you four blogs that feature d… [...]

Veterans Day Weekend: 30 Ways to Celebrate

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John "Mr. E" Thompson, featured in the video below, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who calls the Fayetteville area home. He is also a talented craftsman and artist. He has also served as president of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Chapter 1 NC, helping people to never forget our POW/MIA service members. Mr. E is the Fayetteville I know and have grown to love so much. Here, in what we call "America's Hometow… [...]

Freaks and Geeks and Zombies, Oh My!

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The countdown to Halloween has officially begun in Cumberland County! Once again, I've been on the hunt for adult-friendly celebrations. This year, there are even more freakishly fun times, geeky go-to's, and zombified happenings on the calendar. Find your brand of Halloween good times on this bucket-list of 13 events. Then get your costume ready to celebrate with all the freaks, geeks, and zombies… [...]

Your Go-To Guide for the Best of Spring Lake, Part II

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I'm bragging on everything Spring Lake has to offer on the blog this week! If you read Part I of my "go-to guide," you learned about some local faves where you can play hard and chow down. As this community continues to grow, we're seeing more of a variety of cuisine and outdoor recreation sites pop up in this part of Cumberland County. Whether you're a golfer who loves authentic Thai, a kayaker who needs a caffe… [...]

Your Go-To Guide for the Best of Spring Lake, Part I

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My first home in North Carolina was in the Town of Spring Lake, and this community has held a special place in my heart ever since. The sleepy little town I drove into 15 years ago has grown so much that it’s barely recognizable now. You’ll find the heart of Spring Lake at the busy intersection of NC 24-87 and NC-210, and this town is also conveniently accessible to I-95 travelers, thanks to the recently con… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #1

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As someone who grew up in and around Fayetteville, my friends and I shared some common ideas about our hometown. It was popular to complain about having nothing to do here, or that there was nothing cool or exciting going on. Like many young people, I bought into the myths that my hometown was nothing special, we weren’t in the history books, and there weren’t many places to hang out. Or so I thought. It was… [...]

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