Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUmE 6 — ISSUE 1 58 day trips/things tO dO The state's mild climate is perfect for the sporting lifestyle whether it is shooting clay targets, rock climbing, golfng, horseback riding or spending time at a state park. Golf courses are found in nearly every county but for the best golf in the state the choice is Pinehurst in Moore County. A favorite spectator sport in the NASCAR state is motor cross or stock car racing which is found in several counties including Richmond County home of the Rockingham Speedway. North Carolina state parks beckon everyone outdoors. In the Sandhills region and beyond there are scenic woodlands, forests, trails and lakes lying in wait to entice day trippers to get of the highway and back to nature. Raven Rock State Park in Cumberland County has an activity for every interest whether it is camping, canoeing, fshing, hiking trails or relaxing with a picnic. For an adrenalin surge, ride the rapids of Lanier Falls and the Fish Traps on a portion of the Cape Fear Canoe Trail that runs through Raven Rock. The trail travels for 56 miles along the Cape Fear River. A must-see park is Lumber River State Park made up of 11,064 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national 'wild and scenic waters.' One of the best ways to experience the unique characteristics of the Lumber River is by canoe. Trips can vary from one hour along some river sections to several days of navigating the entire river. Other parks to see in the region are Carver's State Park, Weymouth Woods-Sandhill Nature Preserve and Falls Lake State Recreational Area to name a few. To combine surf, sand and forest take a trip to the coast and visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. The stretch of pristine shoreline ofers many enjoyable activities. The bonus of visiting North Carolina's state parks — no fee. No matter what your interest or passion, North Carolina byways and highways will take you where you want to go even if it is of the beaten path. The cost is nominal and often free, and the rewards are priceless. All you need is an open mind and a tank of gas. []

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