Want to learn about a unique Southern town? We have a passion for history and love to share it! A Southern Pines native, Carley Sutton has always had a passion for history. She studied Architecture and Theater at UNC-Charlotte and currently serves on the Boards of the Southern Pines Welcome Center and the Moore County Historical Association. A self-taught seamstress, she designs and creates all of her historical clothing for tours. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stepintimesp

The Bear Creek Trail System is over 14 miles of trails located along scenic Bear and Cabin Creeks. Map kiosks at intersections and the main trail heads provide info on different loop hikes, distances and difficulty. Start your hike at the Elise or Water Plant Trail Heads.

Follow the “Super Loop” arrows for a 6.5 mile hike involving all trails in the system.

The Elise Trail Head is located at the end of NW Broad St. near the bus parking area at Elise Middle School.


Is now open!

This 1 mile trail is accessible across from the Elise Trailhead.

The Bear Creek trail system offers something for all levels of hikers to explore the beautiful outdoors of the Robbins area. Disc Golf, mountain biking, kayak, canoe and more is also available.

We are Southern Pines’ premier athletic venue. The NAV is home to nearly 80 acres of adventure. With multiple Bermuda grass fields, indoor multi-sport court, 3-D archery range, airsoft field, performance gym, and a spartan-like obstacle course, there is something for everyone. There is also a Beer Garden and Beach, complete with sand volleyball courts.

We are capable of hosting a variety of family, school and business events, and each event is customized to cater to your organization.

Feel free to call or drop-in for a tour! We are located just off HWY 1 in Southern Pines. (Next to Ingersoll-Rand and Classical Conversations, across from UPS Customer Center)

In 1978 the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens became a reality with the establishment of the Ebersole Holly Garden. Over the years, additional gardens have been implemented, including the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, the Hillside Garden, the Fruit & Vegetable Garden, and the Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden. Today the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens cover twenty-seven acres. They are open to the public every day of the year from dawn to sunset and offer an educational adventure to anyone with an interest in plants, nature, and design composition.

This is also a great location for weddings! 

This 165-acre park is home to a 95-acre lake. Nature trails, hiking trails, fishing, and canoeing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed. Other amenities include a natural Disc Golf Course, parking, a boat ramp, restrooms, water for visitors and their dogs and a bike repair station. Two covered picnic shelters with grills and picnic tables are available, as well as several grill sites, picnic tables and seating area around the lake. More than 12 miles of Greenway Trails are available; most can be accessed from Reservoir Park. The Park is open every day of the year from Dawn to Dusk.

No swimming but fishing (bass, brim, crappie) allowed under city/state regulations.