Enjoy Outdoor Recreation in Edenton

March has definitely come in like a blustery lion, but spring is right around the corner in Edenton!

With the advent of warmer weather and the first glimpse of springtime blossoms, we invite you to visit Edenton and enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor recreation we offer. 

Situated at the heart of the Inner Banks on the Albemarle Sound, Edenton is a hub for recreation on the water with a bustling waterfront and lots of options for water enthusiasts. 

From kayaking to paddleboarding to fishing and boating, you’ll find lots of ways to explore and enjoy the outdoors on the water. 

Start at Edenton Town Harbor on the waterfront where you can rent kayaks or canoes to paddle our tributaries and waterways. 

There are also boatships with free two-night docking and access to electric hookups, wifi, restrooms, and shower facilities to make your stay in Edenton more comfortable. 

If you don’t bring your own boat, you can still enjoy a cruise on the water with our Liber-Tea Tours. Captain Mark will regale you with stories of Edenton’s history while you get a waterfront view of Edenton and our breathtaking sunsets! 

Cruises are open to the public five days a week starting in April and depart from Colonial Park. You can purchase tickets at the nearby Penelope Barker House Welcome Center. 

If you’d prefer to stay on land, Edenton is known to be a great spot for fishermen and offers lots of different locations to try your hand at fishing. 

In fact, we’re very excited that the 2024 Major League Bass Pro Fishing Tour is coming to Edenton and Chowan County this summer! 

So, before the pros arrive, take advantage of our fishing pier at downtown’s Colonial Park or the Chowan River Fishing Pier nearby. 

In addition to water recreation, Edenton’s beautiful scenery, parks, and gardens offer a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors. 

Begin by wandering through Edenton’s Cupola House and Gardens, where you’ll find restored colonial gardens and heirloom varieties of plants and flowers. Linger for a moment on a bench under the trellis and just take in the beauty of springtime. 

Then, explore the kitchen gardens at the 1800/1827 James Iredell House Homesite, or take a Trolley Tour to catch glimpses of rose gardens and springtime blooms throughout Edenton’s historic downtown neighborhoods.  

For the best views of Edenton’s magnificent sunsets over the water, grab a drink from The Herringbone on the Waterfront near Colonial Park and settle into a seat on the deck or around the firepit. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors!

Avid birders will appreciate Edenton’s diverse species of birds and waterfowl which can be seen along several birding trails. Grab your binoculars, bring your life list, and come visit Edenton. 

Visit Bennett’s Millpond to see Anhinga, blue heron, hooded merganser, and more. Or stop by Edenton’s National Fish Hatchery to catch sight of a bald eagle, prothonotary warblers, or wintering waterfowl. 

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors on the water or on land, Edenton has outdoor recreation options for everyone! 

We invite you to make plans to head to the “South’s Prettiest Small Town” of Edenton this spring. You can take advantage of staying close to all of the outdoor options by booking one of our historical B&Bs

We hope to see you soon! 


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