Rocky Mount Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mount residents enjoy many outdoor activities including Juneteenth, Downtown's summer music series on Thursdays as well as parks & sports.

Exploring Bike Trails in Rocky Mount, NC

Tar River Paddle TrailRocky Mount, NC has a lot of great places to ride your bike. Whether meandering by the Tar River at Sunset Park, or exploring the scenery at Battle Park, the Tar River Trail offers a chance for exercise and recreation.  May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the month is a chance to educate the public about the benefits of bicycling—whether for pleasure, as a part of an exercise regimen, or for transportation. 

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Outdoor Living In Rocky Mount: For The Love - And Art - Of The Game

Rocky Mount Housing: Outdoor Living

Whether you come for team sports or other activities, the Rocky Mount Sports Complex still has a lot to offer, including a walking trail, playground area, and batting cages. It's outdoor living at its finest!


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Harambee: A Tradition of Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

The call of the fisherman may not be heard in Rocky Mount, North Carolina,  but the spirit of Harambee echoes through the streets with jazz, traditional drums, and a spirit of community during the city’s annual Harambee Festival.

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Revitalization: Blazing a New Trail in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount NC Rail Trails

Rocky Mount’s mile-long railway spur has been out of use for some time, but that all could change soon with the creation of a rail trail. This former mill town is rebuilding itself in a variety of ways, but this most recent revitalization possibility will revive its tobacco and cotton mill roots while providing additional outdoor activities for residents and tourists. Read about it here!

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Rocky Mount, NC Housing Plan

Housing influences our population and economic growth! Watch the recap of the new Rocky Mount Housing Plan, presented by Ken Graves, Planning and Community Development Director. You'll also see the Parks and Recreation master plan, presented by Kevin Yarrell, Director of Parks and Recreation.

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Rocky Mount Housing: the Benefits of Living Near the Great Outdoors

Tar River Paddle TrailOften folks who are relocating and in search of Rocky Mount housing want to know about the outdoor activities the city has to offer. They don’t have to look far! North Carolina is among our country’s finest resources for flat-water paddling, and our own backyard here in Rocky Mount is full of waterways you can explore: our creeks and river provide an ocean of opportunity. And the best place to start is on the Tar River Paddle Trail.

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