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Plan a Day Trip
Plan your own day trip to Henderson/Vance County & Kerr Lake, North Carolina. Yours to discover and enjoy. Build your day around the activities and suggestions we have offered below. (Since operating days and hours are subject to change we suggest that you call ahead for a current schedule before planning or making your trip).
For the recreational, leisure and fitness mindedKerr Lake State Recreation Area 50,000 acre lake straddling the North Carolina and Virginia border with over 800 miles of shoreline. Enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, hiking/walking, picnicking, bird watching and nature study. Satterwhite Point day use area, about 9 miles from town, is the closest park to Henderson. It offers the following amenities: a tot lot with swing set and sliding board for the kids, a designated swim area with accessible change rooms and restrooms and a short walking trail. There is no lifeguard on duty. Picnic tables with adjacent grills are scattered throughout the park and will allow you to have an outdoor cookout while visiting the lake. A visitors center, housed inside the parks office and located across from the entrance to the park, provides the history of Kerr Lake along with an exhibit hall identifying plants, birds, fish and wildlife native to the area. Visitors must bring their own equipment needed for the activities they plan to participate in. There are no shops or merchants at the park offering equipment rental.
6254 Satterwhite Point Rd.
Aycock Recreation Complex full size gymnasium, 25 yd. indoor pool, 1/12th mile indoor walking track, weight room and outdoor walking tracks. Day use fee applies.
305 Careys Chapel Road
Adventure Island indoor/outdoor recreation facility that offers miniature golf, lazer tag, bumper boats, batting cages, indoor arcade, game room and a playmaze.
1211 Coble Blvd.
Carolina Lanes 12 lane bowling alley.
85 US 158 Bypass West
Kerr Lake Country Club 18 hole, par 72 golf course. Putting green, driving range and pro-shop. Non-metal spikes required. Semi-private. Green fees accepted.
600 Hedrick Dr. (off Satterwhite Point Rd.)
Skateeum roller skating rink.
1248 Coble Blvd.
Marketplace Cinemas Six screen theater offering the latest new releases.
907 S. Beckford Dr. in the Marketplace Shopping Center
Independence Day Weekend Celebration Mark your calendar: Celebrate July 6th Independence Day Weekend with us at Kerr Lake, Henderson. A Fireworks display over the water and food vendors on site. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the free entertainment and fireworks. Band Name: TBA
For the treasure hunter and shopperDowntown Antiques browse through a store full of beautiful antiques for sale.
Interiors & Gifts Too gift shop, collectibles, decorative home accessories, candles and potpourri, bath and body items. Find that special gift you've been looking for.
Raleigh Road Flea Market Mall crafts, jewelry, furniture and more. Nearly 100 vendors. Open Friday through Sunday.
Henderson Square Shopping Center strip shopping center located between Exit 212 and 213 off I-85. Retail merchants include J. C. Penney, Belk's, Dollar Tree, Bath & Body Works, Burkes Outlet, Super Wal-Mart and numerous shoe stores and specialty stores.
Bee's Knees Country Store consignment shop featuring handmade items from over 30 local artisans. The shop owners are also beekeepers offering fresh honey gathered from the hives at their adjacent farm.
2250 Weldons Mill Rd.
Supply Line Country Market locally owned fresh market with the atmosphere of a farmers market. Carries a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, a wide selection of NC grown and produced products such as honey, jams and jellies, nuts and NC wines. A good selection of imported beers and wines are also available. Custom made gift baskets, flowers and a gift shop for special occasions can be found here.
235 Raleigh Rd
The Peanut Roaster high quality roasted, chocolate covered, and specialty seasoned nuts of all kinds. Utilizes NC and VA grown peanuts to produce some of the best tasting snacks in the industry using old family recipes. The manufacturing facility along with an adjoining retail store/gift shop is located here.
394 Zeb Robinson Rd
For the history buffHeritage Trail Historical Walking/Driving Tour a self guided walking tour of the Henderson downtown historic district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown starting point is the Fire Dept./Clock Tower, circa 1908 located at 205 N. Garnett Street. See various styles of architecture and noteworthy examples of distinctive building styles associated with particular construction periods. A driving tour of county historic sites and points of interest is also included. Maps and brochures are available at the Vance County Tourism Office located in the Crossroads Shopping Center at 946-T West Andrews Ave. in Henderson. (252) 438-2222. Some of the most visited county historic sites and points of interest are noted below:
Confederate Cemetery a NC Civil War Trails Historic Site. Self-guided tour. The final resting place of 52 Confederate soldiers from VA, NC, SC and GA. All soldiers buried here died at the nearby Kittrell Springs Hotel which had been converted into a military hospital during the war. W. Chavis Lane - Kittrell, NC.
St. James Episcopal Church circa.1860. Erected a short time before the Civil War. The minister at that time, Rev. M. M. Marshall, presided at the burials of the soldiers who died at the nearby Kittrell Springs Hotel Hospital. Corner of Main & Williams St. - Kittrell, NC.
St. Johns Episcopal Church circa 1746. The only remaining colonial Anglican church building in the Diocese of NC. It is also the oldest frame church in NC and the 3rd oldest church standing in NC today. No active congregation. Jct. of NC Hwy 39 North & Stagecoach Rd., Williamsboro, NC
Raleigh Road Drive-In Theater one of only a half-dozen remaining drive-in theaters still operating in North Carolina. Originally opened in 1949 the theater is the oldest of those remaining. In 2006, new ownership purchased the dated drive-in and made significant upgrades and brought new life to the theater. Today, it is well-known for its family and kid friendly environment. Open evenings year round. Call for schedule.
3336 Raleigh Road (US 1 Business South)
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library originally opened in 1924 and most recently moved into its new facility on July 5, 2006. With two floors, space for many books and materials, new computers, and as an Internet hot-spot, the new Perry Library is ready to serve Vance County as never before. The local history room, located on the second floor, houses information relative to the history of the area and is also a good source for genealogical and family history research.
205 Breckenridge St.
Henderson Institute Historical Museum A museum of history, oral and written records, books, photographs, and printed materials regarding the education of Black People at Henderson Institute, and artifacts and other items of interest displayed. Located on the corner of Beckford Drive and 500 W. Rockstpring Street. Open: Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Other hours by appointment Contact: Edna Scott, Director - 252-430-0616
500 W. Rockspring Street
DiningWhile visiting Henderson be sure to grab a meal while you're in town. You can find something to please everyone's tastes. From pizzerias to fast foods to old-fashioned home-cooked southern meals one can find a wide array of dining choices.
In the downtown historic district:
Lotus Cafe & Spa Cuisine: American 119 S. Garnett Street Henderson, NC Phone: 252-431-4712
George's Restaurant - American and Italian fare
On Main thoroughfares:US 1 North Business (N. Garnett St/Norlina Rd):
220 Seafood Restaurant
Big Cheese Pizza
Burger King/Hershey's Ice Cream
LodgingIn the event your planned activities are not completed by the end of the day we have plenty of lodging choices available to serve you. You can choose from numerous national & regional chain motels (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Baymont Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Econo-Lodge and Quality Inn), two rural bed and breakfast inns or several non-chain affiliated motels. If you are looking for just the basics or all the comforts of home you will find a property to suit your needs and budget. Our website offers some choices in lodging and camping.
Be sure to pick up a Henderson/Kerr Lake Visitors Guide for a complete listing of all the restaurants and lodging establishments in our area. Local, area and state maps are also available.
We thank you for visiting Henderson, Vance County and Kerr Lake. It is our sincere hope that your time spent here has created a memorable experience and that you will make plans for a return visit soon.
Your friends at:
Vance County Tourism Department
Crossroads Shopping Center
946-T West Andrews Ave.
Henderson, NC 27536
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