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

 

 

Swimming Holes to Beat the Heat

As any true southerner will tell you, when vacationing in the South over the summer, you should know ahead of time where the local swimming holes may be found. Cumberland County’s communities offer our visitors a spring-fed lake, water parks, and community pools to help beat the heat. We have put together a handy list of these six [...]

For the Dad in Your Life

Father's Day Fayetteville
Whether you are celebrating your father or planning a memorable day with your own kids, there is a wide variety of activities taking place around Cumberland County this weekend to entertain you and the crew. Does Dad enjoy the outdoors? Take him kayaking at a local lake or hiking at a state park. Is he a craft beer connoisseur? We [...]

Light Up Your 4th in Fayetteville!

4th of July Fayetteville
Start making plans now to join the residents of “America’s Hometown” for this five-day countdown to Independence Day. Other communities may brag about their patriotic celebrations, but those folks have never spent the holiday around a proud military community like Fort Bragg. Cumberland County goes all out in celebrating our [...]

International Festival Season

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Our international festival season kicks off every June in the greater Fayetteville area, all leading up to a grand finale in September with the International Folk Festival. Not a month goes by here without a celebration of our communities’ rich diversity, so we are sharing a comprehensive list of our multicultural festivals. If this [...]

School’s Out! Now What?

When that school bell rings for the last time, summer has officially begun, and parents start planning vacations and searching for kid-friendly entertainment. The greater Fayetteville area makes that search easy with a wide variety of events geared toward youth. To help our visitors plan some amazing experiences for their kids this [...]

Summertime Livin’ in Hope Mills

Hope Mills
The Town of Hope Mills is one of Cumberland County’s charming communities. Scottish settlers were among the first to arrive in the mid-18th century and to start building mills along the banks of Rockfish Creek, and this community’s small-town charm can still be seen around every corner, from its swimming holes to its diners. [...]

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