Spring in the Sandhills
Spring time in the Sandhills is vibrant with color and fun. Flowers start to bloom, the sun is shining and the temperature is just right. It is the perfect time for golf and so much more to explore in the Sandhills!
There are many equestrian activities at two of the premier area equestrian centers the Pinehurst Harness Track and the Carolina Horse Park to be a spectators of the majestic equine. If you have your own horse enjoy the 4,000 acres to ride on the wooded nature preserve Walthour-Moss Foundation just for horses.
Equestrian Life in the Sandhills
Did you know Moore County has more than 20 trails with miles to explore. A visit to Weymouth Woods to see the oldest longleaf pine in the world in Southern Pines is a must. More traditional hiking trails can be explored on the Bear Creek Trail system in Robbins along Bear Creek. Whether you need a quick moment in nature or hours of fun, we have something to offer everyone on our trails.
Moore County Trails
The 1st Bespoke Picnic Experience in the Pines. Pinehurst Picnic Co. will design and set up a custom two-hour luxury picnic for you at the location of your choice indoors or outdoors. Weymouth Center Grounds are a great backdrop for your special and unique picnic curated to your taste.
Pinehurst Picnic Co.
Moore County has many agritourism adventures and venues for you to discover. From our pick-your-own seasonal fresh and delectable fruit and vegetable fields, to nearby produce stands, to local farmers’ markets, to neighborhood farm to table restaurants, to hospitable family farms to our the area winery and breweries, you will find there’s much to explore in Moore County.
Chances are, if you dine at a local restaurant, some of the fruits, vegetables and other products are like were grown, or produced on our farms! It doesn’t get any fresher than that, does it? And tastes so good! So, put down your golf clubs and come explore the seasonless farm-rich heritage awaiting you in Moore County!
In recent years, Moore County has joined the national trend for the creation of murals to be commissioned in a number of its towns. More than a dozen murals can be found from downtown areas to the rural countryside. The highest concentration of murals is located in Carthage, the county seat of Moore County. In the immediate downtown area adjacent to courthouse square, a total of five murals can be seen. Those murals depict either the history, culture, lifestyle, or notable persons from the town. You will also find murals all across Moore County from Robbins to the north and Aberdeen to the southern end of the county, including ones in Southern Pines, Vass and Cameron.
Moore County, NC has as much charm, history, livability, and spirit as any other place in the country. It has long been a destination for health benefits, literary enlightenment, and the ultimate challenge in golf. Moore County is becoming more known for its arts and cultural offerings too. Adding to the unique experiences is the increase in public art installations, such as the murals in Carthage and Southern Pines, or the Patrick Dougherty sculpture at Sandhills Community College Gardens.
There are plenty of things for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, and fun things to do and explore when you are in town. The Sandhills Wine Trail Passport is designed to guide you around Moore County and beyond where you can enjoy a beverage and our cool, Southern vibe. So, whether you play golf, or not, anyone can tee up a good time with some friends, a passport and a few rounds at our favorite 19th holes.
The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area is known for golf, but it is also home to four local breweries, the state’s longest-operating bottle shop and a sweet little cider house. But, there are plenty of pubs, restaurants, and fun things to do and explore when you are in town. The Sandhills Pour Tour Passport is designed to guide you around Moore County where you can enjoy a beverage and our cool, Southern vibe. So, whether you play golf, or not, anyone can tee up a good time with some friends, a passport and a few rounds at our favorite 19th holes.
With nearly 40 golf courses within a 15-mile radius, including the host courses for the 2024 U.S. Open and 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championships, it’s no surprise that the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area is known as the Home of American Golf®. We will soon be the home of “Golf House Pinehurst”, too. The USGA will establish a second headquarters in Pinehurst, to include a new equipment-testing facility, innovation hub, museum/visitor center and offices by 2023, and will host five U.S. Open Championships on Pinehurst No. 2 by 2047.
Nestled in the rolling Sandhills of central North Carolina, the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area was also the long-time home to the father of golf course architecture, Donald Ross, and is home to many of his masterpieces and some of golf’s most memorable moments. So whether you’re playing the legendary courses, enjoying the timeless southern charm or taking part in the region’s storied traditions, there’s no other place in the world quite like the Home of American Golf®.
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Whether you like a good food truck or fine dining we offer it all. Red’s Corner is the hottest place in town for our foodie friends. They have a daily rotating food truck rodeo so you never get bored and can try something new. Looking for a special meal celebration? Chef Warren’s , The Villaggio Restaurant and Elliot’s on Linden are just a few of our many fine dining options. Local favorites include Betsy’s Crepes, Agora Bakery, Spice Café and more. A variety of food choices for all palates.
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