Winter Outdoor Activities Abundant in 2014


Fayetteville (NC) –   With winter average highs between 55 and 65, and plenty of economical outdoor activities, the greater Fayetteville region of North Carolina is a great place to take a break from winter weather and enjoy the outdoors.


Zip Quest  

One of the Top 10 Zip Lines in the country, ZipQuest delivers an amazing experience. Visitors on the 2.5 hour canopy tour enjoy eight zips lines  of different lengths and speeds,  3 canopy bridges (one over the largest waterfalls in the eastern Carolinas -Carvers Falls) , 16 platforms  above the forest and three spiral staircases.  Guests’ feet don’t touch the ground for the entire tour.  Knowledgeable  guides answer questions throughout the eco-friendly experience, including names of trees and creatures in the eco system below, and explain about the building of ZipQuest.   No two runs are the same, and a winter tour provides great visibility of Carvers Falls and the 55 acres that ZipQuest occupies.


Fish & GameTrail

Did you know that the largest catfish ever caught in North Carolina was caught from the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville?   This fact is  proof the greater Fayetteville has plenty to offer when it comes to fishing!  The Fish & Game Trail provides all the information you’ll need to plan your outing- including a map of all the good spots. In addition, you’ll find answers to all your questions, like hunting and fishing licenses, operating hours and safety info.  Download the entire trail here.


Military  Monuments

Greater Fayetteville and Fort Bragg has plenty of tributes to the armed forces and the vast majority are outdoors.  Take an afternoon and honor the military by visiting some of these sites.


NC Veterans Park  is the first state park dedicated to all military veterans from all of North Carolina. Many beautiful components highlight the service of North Carolina’s veterans, including an Oath Wall.  The Oath Wall bears the sculpted hand of four NC Veterans from each of our 100 counties.
>  Cross Creek Cemetery bears the first North Carolina monument to Confederate soldiers. The striking monument stands in the midst of what was a confederate burial grounds.


>  The original Iron Mike statue stands across from NC Veterans Park at the entrance to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.  Iron Mike is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert.    A refurbished Iron Mike stands at the entrance to Fort Bragg.

> Fort Bragg compiled a list of 37 monuments they maintain on Fort Bragg and in the surrounding community. Follow this link for the compilation.

For more on military sites to see, visit the Patriots, Past & Present cultural heritage trail.


As proud home of the 82nd Airborne, Fayetteville is America’s first name in defense. This is truly a city that knows what it means to be ready at a moment’s notice. Lending their support, many of Fayetteville’s finest area golf courses like Anderson Creek, Bayonet at Puppy Creek, Cypress Lakes and Gates Four and best hotels have enlisted to offer some of the fastest tee times, best deals and easiest accommodations in North Carolina. Learn More.



The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information,  or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is the America’s first military sanctuary. Through the Army’s Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us ©.”


Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

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