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

 

 

College Spaces with Friendly Faces

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When I think of Fayetteville, I think of its friendly hometown charm and pride in its rich military history. However, as I’ve gotten older and been away at college, I have come to see this area in different ways, one of which is as a lively and thriving college town. Fayetteville is home to four college campuses and those campuses bring all kinds of people needing to find places to learn, study, and… [...]

End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

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Just a few weeks remain before a new school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean families can’t fit in more quality time and make last-minute memories together on a weekend trip. To assist in your planning, we are giving suggestions on how to spend a full three days in the greater Fayetteville area. Just pick a weekend, choose from 12 family-friendly events, and get ready to play hard in our backyard. Ou… [...]

5 Events to Celebrate Our Heroes

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The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is working with Cumberland County’s communities to give our Vietnam War veterans a big “welcome home” at Heroes Homecoming V—an annual multi-day celebration of our war heroes that culminates with Veterans Day. The residents here celebrate all the major military holidays in grand style, but they also don’t wait for those occa… [...]

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 water attractions to explore while visiting the greater Fayetteville are… [...]

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 have the perfect brewery for him. Check out all our suggestions for the dad in you… [...]

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 nation’s freedom with our military residents, and this year is no… [...]

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