from turf to surf across this rambling trail.
Take your pick
of riding modes and settings: under the moonlight, down by
the seaside, over a woodland trail, bouncing in a buggy or
snuggled in a hayride. You can ride at working homesteads,
annual fairs, riding stables, adventure parks and cozy
campgrounds along this trail. But riding, even in its many
modes, is just one of the fun things to do on this
trail will have you seeing red for sure. You’ll find it in
luscious ripe strawberries, baskets of scarlet geraniums,
lovely hand painted pottery, and unique Christmas ornaments
just right for gift-giving (or a little self-indulgence).
White shows up in many shades: creamy Gouda cheese, pale
scuppernong wine, slippery white oysters,
soaps, and the vanishing froth on an ocean wave.
Maybe you prefer blues. Try ‘em played as sassy notes at a
local music festival, rolled around as a mouthful of plump
blueberries, or splashed in designs on a hand made pitcher. See
them stained deep into the grape stompers’ feet at the
harvest festival or take the sparkling blue-green sea home
with you in a local artist’s original seascape.
they all come together— the red, white and blues—in places
like the Missiles and More Museum where you’ll discover
that the nation’s rocket program began at Topsail Beach.
hair-raising hollers at Spivey’s Corner to seaside galleries
at Surf City, you’ll find Homegrown Handmade experiences for
every age and interest. Use the drop down Towns List at
upper right or click on the map and start planning your trip