Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle. At Medoc Mountain, the urban refugee finds a welcome tranquility, a chance to embrace the outdoors. Trails beckon as light filters through branches overhead and falls on paths that hold the promise of new frontiers. The peacefulness gives the opportunity to refresh. The silence of the forest is broken only by bird songs and the occasional drumming of the pileated woodpecker. Grab your hiking boots. Load your camera. Spend some time at Medoc Mountain State Park and let nature renew your spirit.
Discover the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered waterfowl at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck. Sylvan Heights gives visitors the opportunity to see over 2,500 birds from around the world, from ducks, geese, and swans to parrots, pheasants, cranes, owls, toucans, flamingos, and much more.
Although not in the record books, don’t miss what we call the world’s longest museum—the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail! Once you enter this museum you will quite follow the mighty Roanoke River and experience our national, state & local history of transportation, power generation & industrialization via the creation of the Roanoke Navigation Canal.
The Roanoke Rapids Theatre is the cornerstone of the Carolina Crossroads Music and Entertainment District, located at Exit 171 off I-95 in Roanoke Rapids. The 1,500-seat, state-of-the-art facility was built by the City of Roanoke Rapids in 2006 as a premier tourist attraction for the region and the State of North Carolina.
This house offers many “ghost tours”. A 45 minute walk will allow you to experience the stories of the house and the historic district of Littleton, NC . Our two hour tours will allow you or your group to investigate with meters inside the 1895 Alston House. You will also have time to explore Person’s Ordinary, the oldest standing landmark in Halifax County. Four hour experiences are also available.
Halifax County, NC is home to many sites of great significance to the Civil War. In Weldon you can visit a mass grave, located just off the Roanoke Canal Trail, where approximately 164 Confederate soldiers who died at Wayside Hospital #9, a small, wooden Methodist chapel that was outfitted as a hospital from 1861-2, were buried.