Breakfast at Pinehurst Track Restaurant and watch Pacers/Trotters training. Tour stables, and restored Pinehurst Fair Barn. Drive to Southern Pines and out Young’s Rd. to see numerous horse farms and horses. Be sure to check the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events just incase there is an equestrian competition, polo, or carriage drive in progress
Lunch in historic downtown Southern Pines at one of the many unique, quaint restaurants along both sides of Broad Street.
From Southern Pines continue to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens located on the Sandhills Community College campus. Enter through the new visitors center where one may view an introductory video and other photos depicting the history of the gardens. Enter the 25 acres of gardens that include the largest holly collection on the East Coast, roses, conifers, rhododendron and azaleas, a formal English garden and native wetland trail. Sculptures throughout the gardens and a winding waterfall add to the beauty of the entire setting.