Outdoor 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



America’s Hometown Happenings: April 14 – 16

Good Friday is just the beginning of a festive weekend full of Easter happenings in the greater Fayetteville area. Our locals and visitors will be hopping on carriage rides, hunting eggs, eating a pancake breakfast, taking lots of pictures, and watching an Easter production. [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: April 7 – 9

The natural beauty of the Sandhills region is on full display in every corner of Cumberland County right now. As our dogwood trees and azalea bushes come into full bloom, the outdoors is calling our names. There is no better way to spend your weekend here than at our lovely parks and nature escapes. [...]

Gone Fishin’

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Cumberland County’s many bodies of water are known to be teeming with catfish, bass, sunfish, and more. In fact, a Fayetteville resident still holds the state record for the largest flathead catfish ever caught (78 pounds), right on the Cape Fear River. The trick is knowing where to cast your line. [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 31 – April 2

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Cumberland County is a great destination for railfans, plane spotters, and gearheads, and the weather forecast could not be more perfect for our visitors this first weekend in April. Planes, trains and automobiles have been the focus on our blog this week. We are continuing that theme with our featured hometown happenings [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 24 – 26

Fayetteville is a three-time recipient of the All-America City Award, the nation’s oldest community recognition program, but this patriotic city has been dubbed “All American” for plenty of other reasons. We are home to the All American Marathon, All-American Adventure Trail, All American Freeway, and more. [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 17 – 19

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St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year when everyone claims to have a bit of Irish blood in their family lineage. In all reality, most of us just enjoy the excuse to wear green, eat corned beef and cabbage, and join in the shenanigans. Fayetteville is playing host to many such St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans [...]

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