28 July

A Walk in the Park

2020-07-28T12:17:15-04:00July 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know the coronavirus has taken its toll on so many things this year. Being able to socially distance is more important than ever, so I have three park recommendations to enjoy the great outdoors in New Bern. Park #1 – Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park I love these trails at Latham-Whitehurst Park. So peaceful! Located east of downtown along the outskirts of New Bern, Latham-Whitehurst is a popular choice for those who love to hike, fish, kayak and birdwatch. I always enjoy walking the boardwalk that runs along Broad Creek to take in the beautiful views. I ventured

17 June

Row, Row, Row Your Raft

2019-06-19T13:32:37-04:00June 17th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

When I visited New Bern for the first time in 2017, I heard stories about this really cool raft race on the Trent River. Apparently, it was a big deal for the city back in the 1970s and 1980s. Locals told me it drew tens of thousands of people. So why wasn't it still going on, I asked. I heard a number of different reasons from the same number of people, therefore who really knows. It was just one of those unanswered questions. Last year, The Great Trent River Raft Race returned to New Bern. Fast forward to June

9 July

The Perfect History Lesson

2018-07-09T23:39:48-04:00July 9th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern is known for many things, whether that is for the themed bears, the scenic waterfront or the memorable downtown. Perhaps it is most famously known for being the site of the first state capitol building, Tryon Palace. While I have toured the awe-inspiring palace and grounds, I recently discovered the North Carolina History Center, located adjacently to Tryon Palace. The center is a magnificent museum-like place showcasing the history of the local area. Considering all my visits to New Bern, I thought I knew more than the average person about the area's history. As I walked through the exhibits,

8 December

Park Yourself Here for Relaxation

2017-12-20T13:24:32-05:00December 8th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

This is the first riverfront park I have been to where you are this close to the water. I had heard that New Bern boasted several parks and green spaces. However I was still pleasantly surprised that one of the first places I came upon was a riverfront setting to kick my shoes off and enjoy the spectacular view.   The Union Point Park pavilion has been the site of many gatherings, including weddings! Union Point Park spans six acres along the convergence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. With a pavilion, playground, benches and several shady areas,

15 November

The Rivers Run Through It

2017-12-20T13:23:45-05:00November 15th, 2017|Blog|

I adore the movie A River Runs Through It for many reasons. Yes, I have a slight crush on Brad Pitt, and Tom Skerritt is a phenomenal actor. But why I fell in love with this movie is the pure beauty of the non-human character, the river. The welcome sign as you enter New Bern says it all. The first time I visited New Bern, I thought I was reliving a scene from the movie. I immediately felt a sense of inner calmness. New Bern is at the convergence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers, and these two rivers provide

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