Southern Pines has a vibrant history and is one of the most walkable small towns in North Carolina. Originally founded as a winter health resort for travelers from the North, today, Southern Pines in Moore County continues its almost 140 years as a thriving community. With approximately 15,900 residents, it attracts hundreds of visitors from near and far to its unique eateries, locally-owned boutique shopping, interesting historical sites, and an abundance of outdoor activities. We love it and invite you to come along and see why our little slice of heaven is worth a closer look!

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Once you visit Southern Pines, you will see why it is one of the 10 best rural towns in North Carolina, and one of the most walkable small towns in the state, as well as one of the most walkable small towns in America!

For more information, check out the Visit North Carolina Southern Pines website page, as well as the Town of Southern Pines Facebook page. If you visit, please let us know about your experience in the comments below!

If you’re traveling through Southern Pines as part of a road trip, these sturdy food containers will come in handy. You might also want to check out our ultimate list of 50 on-the-go food ideas.

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Where are some of the best places to go fishing in North Carolina?

  • Carolina Beach accesses the Cape Fear River and is the place to catch flounder.
  • Cape Hatteras is known for the lefty Striped Bass that migrate to the area during the winter months.
  • The Albermarle Headwater Rivers is where four rivers connect at the head of the Sound drawing fish from all directions.

Read on to learn more about some of the many great places to go fishing in North Carolina.

Where can we find haunted places in North Carolina?

  • Devils Tramping Ground in Bear Creek is reported to have a paranormal activity that removes any items left in a particular area of the property.
  • Crybaby Lane in Raleigh is said to be haunted after a tragic fire that killed several children and their ghosts are believed to still walk the streets.
  • The Great Dismal Swamp in the town of the same name was said to be the inspiration for the slave journeys written by novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other haunted places in North Carolina.

Where can we find the best tourist attractions in North Carolina?

  • The Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center in Asheville gives visitors an appreciation for the many arts and artists that have influenced art in the state.
  • The Highlands Biological Station in Highlands features a nature center, laboratory, and botanical garden.
  • The Halifax State Historic Site in Halifax was an important stop along the Underground Railroad.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fun tourist attractions in North Carolina.

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