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

 

 

¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food, but I’m just fine with that. For the last coup… [...]

Take the Hometown Hops Challenge!

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Remember how I told you April is the best month to visit the Fayetteville area? I’m giving you yet another big reason why: NC Beer Month. Now that Cumberland County can boast five breweries, we have even more reasons to celebrate big this month. To help our visitors discover all five destinations, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau created a Hometown Hops Passport. You’ll want to… [...]

Savoring Springtime in Hope Mills

Just one of several thriving communities in Cumberland County is the Town of Hope Mills. As this municipality has grown over the years, it’s somehow managed to keep that American small-town charm I love so much. Some exciting new attractions are popping up in that area this year, and I'm discovering more and more events to put on the calendar (not to mention good eats). We’re talking an Easter celebrat… [...]

21 Ideas for How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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If you've never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the greater Fayetteville area, then you’ve been missing out! With the holiday falling on a Saturday, it’s no surprise we have even more events planned this year. We're getting into brewery mischief, good eats, outdoor adventures and much more. I'm sharing 21 ideas for how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the communities of Cumberland County. Get… [...]

25 Runs/Walks to Tackle This Spring

The greater Fayetteville area has rightfully earned the reputation of being a runner's destination. As it's home to thousands of military members, veterans and retirees from Fort Bragg, our locals naturally take fitness to a whole new level. Spring marks the season when you'll find a different run/walk every single weekend in the communities of Cumberland County. Visitors come from all over to tackle… [...]

Welcome Spring to Cumberland County

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Is anyone else experiencing spring fever as badly as I am? Sitting in my office on a cold, overcast day in February, I’m daydreaming about warmer days, budding dogwood trees and outdoor adventures. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited about what’s showing up on our calendar of events in March. If you call yourself a green thumb, are passionate about outdoor sports, or just relish spending time in… [...]

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