Halifax County
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Places to Play

Places to Play

Southern charm, rich history, spectacular natural setting and mouthwatering dining are just a few of the delights that await you in Halifax County.

Often called North Carolina’s "cradle of history", Historic Halifax is the birthplace of the "Halifax Resolves", a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This is a "must see" for anyone visiting our area.

The natural landscape of the county provides a wealth of recreational activities. From Lake Gaston, a 34 mile man-made lake, and Medoc Mountain State Park, a 2,300 acre natural wildlife preserve, to golfing and tennis, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Halifax County.

Discover the world’s largest collection of waterfowl at Sylvan Heights Bird Park or visit North Carolina’s “longest” museum, the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail. Bucket list “must sees” are around every corner in Halifax County!

Bucket List “Must Sees”

Lake Gaston


Straddling the North Carolina and Virginia border between I-85 and I-95,...

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Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail

Roanoke Rapids

Lovingly called “North Carolina’s longest museum.” Enjoy the two-level,...

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Medoc Mountain State Park


Some of the park’s ten miles of hiking trails wander along the creek; others...

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

Discover the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered waterfowl....

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Historic Halifax State Historic Site


April 12, 1776, the date commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies...

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