New Bern Outdoors
New Bern is a retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers as there are countless outdoor activities to enjoy!
From biking, bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, paddling, running, to observing wildlife, and more…we have it all!
Nestled between the Neuse and Trent Rivers, New Bern is a haven for boaters, fishermen, and watersports fanatics! From large Marinas to off the path boat ramps, you’ll find them here!
Fishing is plentiful! Some of the water is brackish so you can catch both salt water and fresh water fish, but you may need both licenses, so check the fishing regulations.
Go Scuba Diving with Divin’ Dawgs, 801 Cardinal Dr., (638-3432)
Prefer paddling? Contact Sound Rivers (637-7972) for paddle trail maps and details about boating and fishing on our rivers.
The Croatan National Forest is a “Nature Lover’s Paradise” and it’s in our backyard! Discover carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, along with other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres. It’s home to black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyotes, bald eagles, beaver, bobcats, porcupine, alligator, and other wildlife species. Visit the Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).
Check out the Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park off Broad Creek Rd.
Hunting/Fishing License Information (888-248-6834)
The New Bern CROP Hunger Walk will be held this Sunday, September 26 at Union Point Park. CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States raising funds to support the global mission of Church World Service, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Faith Connection is the local Host Partner. Twenty five percent of the funds raised in the New Bern Walk are returned to New Bern to support the great work of RCS (Religious Community Services). People can choose between […]Read More >>
The crew of Lady Swan Boat Tours, in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, is now offering a new weekly eco-adventure that will explore and discover the magic of our tidal marshes and sound. This partnership between the federation and Lady Swan Tours educates participants on how they can protect and restore our coastal resources. “We are so excited to partner with Lady Swan Tours for these new Eco-Adventure cruises.” Rachel Bisesi, a Coastal Education Coordinator at the federation said, “Cruise leader, Michael Diehl, is very knowledgeable about our coastal resources and makes this a fun adventure for everyone.” […]Read More >>
Tryon Palace is excited to announce the return of the annual Garden Lecture Series in September, co-hosted with the Craven County Agricultural Center. “Heritage Plants of ENC and Trade Specials” will be presented on Saturday, September 18th, at 10 a.m. in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Featured speakers are Jennifer Knight, community gardener, Craven County Master Gardener, and owner of Knightscapes, a local design/build landscape firm, and Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager. The lecture will focus on plants best adapted to face the weather challenges of Eastern North Carolina. It will also include a […]Read More >>
Around Town Girl Scouts Field Day — Learn about Girls Scouts and have fun on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Creekside Park, 1821 Old Airport Rd. in New Bern with the Coastal Pines Chapter. Questions? Call Jennifer Bertling at 259-2041. Sail with Captain Rod and the “Admiral” in luxury on Respite, their 42 foot sailing catamaran. Aquaventures Sailing Charters offer hourly, half-day, full-day, and sunset cruises and extended sailing packages. Call 646-8110. *** GUSTO Arts & Entertainment Thursday: Dueling Pianos at Tap That Craft Beer and Wine Bar, 901 Pollock St. 7:30 p.m. Friday: Ashton Ward at The […]Read More >>
Platinum-selling group, Sister Hazel, will be bringing their energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to Lawson Creek Park in New Bern, NC on Friday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs like “When Love Takes Hold” and “You Won’t See Me Again,” as well as popular fan favorites like, “All For You.” Gates open at 6pm and tickets start at $19. Joining Sister Hazel will be singer-songwriter Kasey Tyndall who is making her stamp on country music with her edgy, rock-infused, hard-hitting country sound, with her own […]Read More >>
Kicking Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month Join your fellow bikers to help end domestic violence in the second annual benefit ride on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The ride will be led by the Punishers LEMC NC Originals for a 120-mile ride that winds through scenic roads of Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. The ride will begin at Temple Church, 1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern with registration at 9:30 am, KSU at 11:00 am and end at the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce/Heritage Center at 10642 Hwy 55 East in Grantsboro, NC. This event will benefit Coastal Women’s Shelter (CWS) and […]Read More >>
Craven County Clean Sweep sponsors four annual clean up events on the first Saturdays of February, May, August, and October to help keep New Bern streets and waterways free of litter. The upcoming one will be Saturday, October 2nd, but if that day is not convenient, you can choose another day that fits your schedule! It’s your choice to help out in any of these ways: by walking along the streets in your own neighborhood; by using your boat to clean up a waterway; by meeting with others at Craven County Administration Building’s parking lot, 406 Craven Street on that Saturday […]Read More >>