Between Moore County and South Carolina, you’ll find the absolute outdoorsmen dreamland in Richmond County. Starting in Ellerbe at Dewitt’s Outdoor Sports at the scenic 1 and 2/10 mile course at Dewitt’s boasts over 14 stations with targets from various angles that simulate actual hunting experiences. While in Ellerbe, make sure to stop by the Rankin Museum of American Heritage and the world’s largest strawberry- The Berry Patch- for some delicious homegrown produce.


Just down the road, at the county seat, the recently redeveloped downtown Rockingham area offers a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions for visitors of all ages starting at the Richmond County Visitors Center. Discovery Place Kids provides interactive fun learning for children from birth to twelve years of age. After exploring the museum, families can enjoy delicious award-winning barbeque and other delicious dishes at Pattan’s Downtown Grille across the street. Hitchcock Creek is an incredibly unique feature of Richmond County, as it is one of only four streams that originates in the Coastal Plain and flows westward into the Piedmont, instead of eastward toward the ocean. The beautiful Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail and Greenway offers outdoors options of boating, hiking, kayaking, nature walks, paddling, picnicking, a playground, and much more. Right down US HWY 1 North, Hinson Lake is an all-in-one 216-acre facility that includes amenities such as sport is disc golf, fishing, jogging, picnicking, or wildlife viewing. 


In the historic railroad city of Hamlet, the Hamlet Depot & Museums is an absolute must-see! Rich in Hamlet history, this beautiful Victorian Queen Anne style building was originally built in 1900 and moved to the other side of the tracks in 2004 by the same company that moved the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The facility includes the depot, the museums, and a tornado building, which houses a life size replica of the tornado steam engine.


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