What better way to make indelible memories than by spending quality time outside? In the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area, there are endless opportunities to have fun. Check out our bucket list of ways to enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family:
Parks, parks and more parks! Fayetteville has an incredible array of public parks. From baseball to disc golf, mountain biking to horseshoes, pickleball to swimming, you’ll find your favorite sports and activities here.
Cape Fear River Trail. This paved path winds for over 7 miles, through beautiful trees, plants and wildlife with views of the river. The trail also features wooden bridges, a boardwalk, and signs explaining the wildlife and plant life in the area. The trail is part of the East Coast Greenway, and just over 11 miles of the Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail is accessible off the CFRT.
Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This is easily one of the best outdoor attractions in the Fayetteville area. It’s also among the most beautiful botanical gardens in North Carolina. More than 80 acres of flowers, plants, and trails are ready to be appreciated. Wander the gardens and soak up the beauty, no matter the season.
Golf aplenty. There are so many places to tee off around Fayetteville and Cumberland County. There are 13 golf courses in the area, the oldest of which is Fort Bragg Stryker Golf Course. One of the most popular courses in Cumberland County is Anderson Creek, a 18-hole semi-private golf course in Spring Lake.
Minor League Baseball. There’s nothing better than a baseball game at Segra Stadium. Set in the heart of downtown, the home of the Houston Astros-affiliated Fayetteville Woodpeckers seats 4700, and offers a fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, and accessible players. Play ball!
ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure. This world-class zipline tour and nature adventure lets you zip through the treetops and over the region’s only major waterfall. ZipQuest is one of the best spots for family adventures, dates, group activities, corporate team-building, and excursions.