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Outdoor Fun2017-07-01T00:15:43+00:00

Outdoor Fun

Whether you enjoy sports, hiking, kayaking, paddling, or simply a good view while having a picnic with the family, Goldsboro-Wayne County has a plethora of recreational options to cater to everyone! Catch some air, tee off, explore a trail, or glide down the gentle waters of the Neuse River—whatever your activity, we’ll keep you energized!

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

This battlefield is the site of Foster’s Raid on Goldsborough Bridge. On December 17, 1862, some 2,000 Confederate forces attempted to stop Union General John Foster’s 12,000 troops from destroying this vital railroad bridge. It was a pivotal turning point in the Civil War. This site now entails walking trails to take visitors to nine historical markers where specific events of the battle are detailed. Free guided tours are available by scheduling in advance via email or phone: (919) 736-4423 or rsauls@gmail.com.

303 Old Mt Olive Hwy
Dudley, NC 28333

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Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course

The Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, owned and operated by the City of Goldsboro Parks & Recreation, is a par 72 layout that golfers of all levels find enjoyable and challenging. Redesigned in 1999 by architect John LaFoy, the course offers champion Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, plenty of deep and challenging bunkers, and unrivaled combination of long and short par 4 holes and a large driving range. This course features new Champion Bermuda Greens, US Kids Golf forward tees for families and the area’s best practice range with target greens, fairway bunkers, and a pitch to putting green.

“Not your everyday muny.”

507 Eden Pl., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 735-0411
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Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground

An “ATV Rider’s Paradise” with more than 1800 acres of riding trails, drag races, motorcross tracks, youth tracks, mudpits, mudholes, mudraces, and ATV ponds. For those who prefer water, we’ve got a lake and several ponds – perfect for swimming, jetskiing, boating, or fishing. Busco Beach has plenty of water front space for primitive camping and full RV hook-up. Open year round! So come enjoy sunny beaches and off road fun. For more information, visit our website.

1243 Bryan Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 222-9614

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Odom Farming Company

Third generation farmers who decided in 2010 to do something a little different than those generations before and open our farm up for families and groups to come have a great time on the farm.  Our goal is to bring people back to the farm, get them excited about agriculture, and help kids realize that food actually comes from a farm and not a grocery store shelf.

1426 Claridge Nursery Road

Goldsboro, NC 27530

919-738-2905

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Old Waynesborough Historical Village

Our park is located on the site of the former town of Waynesborough, the original seat of Wayne County from 1787 until 1847. The park consists of a village featuring nine historic buildings brought from across the county. These buildings, including a school, lawyer’s office, and Quaker meeting house, date from the 1860’s to the 1920’s. In addition to the village we have over 150 acres along the Neuse and Little Rivers with over four miles of walking trails through open spaces, forest, and cypress swamp.

US-117 Alt, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 731-1653
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Southern Wayne Country Club

A par 71, 6,265-yard layout makes for a challenging yet fair round of golf. Tree-lined Bermuda grass fairways and small Bermuda greens give this course its uniqueness. Southern Wayne is a non-metal spike facility.

262 Country Club Rd., Mount Olive, NC 28365 | (919) 658-4269
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The Seyboro Cyclists

This group has been riding the roads of Wayne, Lenoir, and Greene Counties for 26 years. Whether you have a desire to race, ride for fitness, fun, or recreation, there is a place for you in the group. Their goal is to promote and encourage bicycling in our community and they are involved in a wide range of cycling activities. Come out, meet other cyclists, and join some really great rides.

(919) 738-9509
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Walnut Creek Country Club

The Carolina Golf Panel has listed WALNUT CREEK as the NUMBER ONE HIDDEN GEM of Eastern North Carolina! The Ellis Maples course design recently received a facelift. Newly shaped greens and surrounding greens areas create a marvelous flow of contour and design. The new greens’ surfaces are a mix of L-93 and Crenshaw Bent Grass varieties.

The yardage from the tips measure 7,053 yards, but you can play from the distance you feel most suits your game as we offer 5 sets of tees to choose from. The course slope ranges from 132 from the back tees to 117 from the front tees. The practice facility boasts a driving range, practice chipping green, and putting green.

508 Lakeshore Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534 | (919) 778-3034
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Wayne County Paddle Trails

The Wayne County Paddle Trails consist of over 70 miles of interconnected rivers, streams, and tributaries that twist and wind through Wayne County. The main artery of water, the Neuse River, is estimated to be two million years old and has an abundance of wildlife in and along its banks. Paddle by the Cliffs of the Neuse where the river cuts a 90-ft. gorge through limestone and sandstone bluffs. Wayne County Paddle Trails is part of the Statewide System of Paddle Trails being promoted by NC Paddle Trails Association.

For more information on paddling events and updates call (919) 734-7922.
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