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

 

 

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 does not whet your appetite enough, we are also offering tips… [...]

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 summer, we have put together a bucket-list—highlighting some of o… [...]

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.… [...]

A Fun-Run Bucket List

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Summertime in the greater Fayetteville area is shaping up to be a runner’s dream, with six fun runs scheduled to take place over just eight weeks. In Cumberland County, we’re racing for doughnuts and for peace, for crazy photo-ops and for the red, white, and blue.Mostly, though, we’re running for the personal challenge and thrill of it, and there is no better reason to plan a visit to this area than fo… [...]

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!

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As summer approaches, our visitors are looking for ways to pack into their trips as much entertainment as possible. Some of our “go-to” sources for inexpensive, summertime fun in Cumberland County happen to be our sports teams. Fayetteville plays host to a variety of spectator sports events year-round… [...]

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.… [...]

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