The beautiful town of Henderson is located a few miles to the North of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. This city was named after a former Supreme Court Chief Justice of North Carolina called Leonard Henderson, also a friend of Samuel Reavis, the first settler in Henderson. In fact, this city also derived the tag ‘Lonesome Valley’ from the name that Samuel gave to his farm in the 18th-century. Having a small town feel, this city offers amazing nature-based outdoor activities like camping, boating, golfing, fishing and more. You can read the following article to get an idea about the best things to do in Henderson.
1. Watch a movie at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre
If you want to have a unique movie-going experience, head to the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre! It is one of the only six drive-in theaters left in operation in North Carolina, and past visitors have raved about its lovely retro ambiance. On top of that, the concession stand at the theater serves a dizzying array of scrumptious finger food for you to choose from, including Philly cheesesteaks, corn dogs, nachos, fries, chicken tenders, and more. So enjoy a movie with your family and friends in the comfort of your car when you visit the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre!
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre
Address: 3336 Raleigh Rd, Henderson, NC 27537-7461
Website: Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre
2. Catch up on a performance at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
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McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson is a world-class facility for live entertainment. Since its opening in 2016, this center has hosted popular Grammy winners to local artists. This state of the art theater with advanced audio, visual as well as lighting system has a capacity of 1,000 people. The stage as well as other amenities like the orchestra pit and rigging system are perfect for Broadway shows as well. This center has become ‘the place’ for social meet ups and cultural interactions. It hosts around 20 major events in a year. The seats are super-comfortable too. Furthermore, the theater building also has a public library. Besides, there is plenty of parking space available around the center.
McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
Address: 201 Breckenridge Street, Henderson, NC 27536
Website: McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
3. Play a game of golf at Kerr Lake Country Club
More than 50 years old, Kerr Lake Country Club offer its guests beautiful lush green golf courses among the pines. For over years, this club has been providing opportunities of entertainment and competition to its guests. This club provides something for everyone. For professional golfers, there are amazing membership plans. The not so regular players can improve their golfing skills at reasonable rates. And for all those who don’t play golf at all, they can enjoy in the large swimming pool. Or you can simply take a walk around and relish the carpet of green over the rolling hills of the golf course.
The vibrant green color as well as the smell of freshly cut grass completely soothe the senses. They will definitely invoke the Tiger Woods in you. Moreover, you can even organize an event at their colossal banquet hall. Besides, they keep organizing events like poolside pizza party, ladies club meetings, and more. This club has been rated as Vance County’s Best Golf Course for more than 10 years.
Kerr Lake Country Club
Address: 600 Hedrick Dr, Henderson, NC 27537
Website: Kerr Lake Country Club
4. Camp at Kerr Lake
Kerr Lake is a huge reservoir formed between North Carolina and Virginia due to John H Kerr Dam. The area around the shoreline of this lake, also known as the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, is popular for camping activities. You will find hundreds of camping sites like ‘Camp Kerr Lake’, and 'Bullocksville Campground’ in this area. Some of these campsites are free to access whereas most are chargeable. Most of these campsites have a website which talks about the facilities offered by these sites such as showers, restrooms, etc. You can refer to those while choosing a camping facility in this area.
There are a number of camping options to choose, from wooden tents to recreational vehicles, from the ones with electricity or the ones without them. There are plenty of beaches where you can enjoy swimming in the sun. There are also ramps provided to enable you to take your private boats on a boating trip. Besides, you can also enjoy water sports like jet-skiing or sailing while camping around this lake. This lake also provides immense fishing opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. So, just go on a fishing trip, roast your fresh catch on a campfire and savor it by the lakeside. Feels rewarding, doesn’t it?
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Address: 6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537
Website: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
5. Pay a visit to Vance County Regional Farmers Market
Vance County Regional Farmers Market is generally open in the peak season from May to October every year on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In April and December, it is open only on Saturdays. In this market, not only will you find a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, but also handicrafts, jams, jellies, baked delicacies, as well as fresh eggs and poultry. Besides, you can also get some valuable tips from knowledgeable farmers about summer and spring plantations available for sale in the market. It’s a refreshing feeling to see vibrantly colored and farm-fresh goods all around you.
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
Address: 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC 27536
Website: Vance County Regional Farmers Market
Experience the small US town charm in Henderson
If you want to experience what it is like to live in a small town in the US, then Henderson will definitely will give you some idea. Come and experience the charm of this wonderful town which offers one plenty of ‘me time’ along with a number of fascinating local recreation options.
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