small town charm to life on the farm, Scenes of the Sandhills
offers quiet relaxation amid longleaf pines, rolling
greens of world-class golf courses, peach orchards and
quaint shops that present the best of North Carolina.
Sandhills area is recognized as the home of the
Pinehurst Resort, regarded as one of the most
-destinations in the world, the region
enjoys a unique combination of
activities that blend art
and the tranquil beauty and robust agriculture of the
Scenes of the
Sandhills also highlights the artistic importance of
the North Carolina pottery tradition. With roots tracing
back to the mid-18th century, living potters
in Moore County still use local clays; ash, salt and
alkaline glazes, and wood-fired kilns. Works by
contemporary potters, including the Owens family,
demonstrate the tradition and longevity of materials,
techniques and even forms of North Carolina pottery.
studios where works vary in shape, color and size. Yet
each pot is sculptural—a work of art—in its form and
Take part in a
workshop for pottery, painting and woodworking. Indulge your
taste buds with fresh from the farm produce and
delicious home baked dishes and goodies. The area’s rich
soil and moderate climate produce juicy peaches.
Orchards offer yummy peach products from homemade ice
cream to preserves.
jewelry in a beading workshop in Wadesboro or learn how
to plant a tree at one of the local nurseries. Touch
handspun yarn, taste fresh goat milk cheeses and
homemade ice cream, or pick up soybean candles and emu
oil lotions for aromatherapy at home.
Day trip or long
weekend, the Sandhills is an off the beaten path
treasure that features home cooked, hand cut homegrown
fun. Use the
drop down menu of towns and the map at the right, or
search by category using the links on the left.