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From a Saturday morning of family fun to a Friday night outing, there are a variety of ways to spend your time in Onslow County. Grab a friend and a pair of walking shoes for a day of shopping for unique treasures at boutiques and specialty shops while strolling Swansboro’s waterfront. Discover vintage and one-of-a-kind antiques while scouring vendor booths at The Foundry in Jacksonville. Taste fresh off-the-boat seafood at a waterfront café or a handmade waffle in a charming coffee shop. At the Onslow County Farmers’ Market, join a free yoga class under a canopy of trees then shop for fresh produce and keto friendly baked goods. Stroll the quiet walkways at Lejeune Memorial Gardens, where monuments and one of the first beams recovered from the World Trade Center after 9/11 tell an ongoing story of Onslow County’s Marine Corps history.

Pick up the pace and explore Onslow’s great outdoors. Launch your boat at the landing across from the USO of North Carolina or take a guided kayak tour of the New River with Paddle NC. Hit the links at one of Onslow’s golf courses or play Disc Golf at one of the area’s many outdoor parks.  Stop by an outfitter to get your water toys and outdoor equipment up to speed, and head over to Hammocks Beach State Park to explore paddling trails and its unspoiled maritime forest.

As the sun goes down, enjoy a dinner cruise on the New River or listen to live music while dining at one of the area’s local restaurants. Savor handcrafted wine made from muscadine grapes grown at a local vineyard or sample E.M. Walton’s Corn Whiskey at a local distillery. During the holidays, visit a local agribusiness for a hearty dinner and a hayride through a path lit with thousands of twinkling lights. Year-round, there are fun things to do in Onslow County!