Get Outside the City!

Stop and smell the roses. Or the honeysuckle. Or the azaleas. We've got them all. Plus lots of hiking, biking, birding, and more!

Get out along our trails and experience life along the Neuse River. Nature and recreation are abundant with greenways for hiking and biking that are part of the state-wide Mountains to Sea Trail. You can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing access to the river, hunting, and many fishing access points as well. 

For family outings visit our two managed forests in the county for more activities like bird watching, horseback riding, picnics and fishing at Howell Woods and Clemmons.  Additional parks in the Towns of Clayton, Smithfield, Selma, Kenly, Four Oaks and Benson offer playgrounds and trails.

Be A Responsible Traveler: Being a responsible traveler means making conscious choices about your interactions to minimize your impact on the environment, be respectful of local communities and cultures, and how to have a positive contribution wherever you go. You can find more information about our OutdoorNC Alliance Partnership here and learn about the Leave No Trace Principles here

Get Outdoors in JoCo!

Whether you're hitting the links or tossing a disc, our golf and disc golf courses offer a fun challenge for all skill levels. And there's more - our parks, trails, and waterways are open for every kind of outdoor enthusiast. From leisurely hikes to energetic bike rides, come and enjoy the natural beauty that Johnston County has to offer. You will find both recreational and thematic trails across our towns. Plus, our trail systems are a part of both the Mountains to Sea Trail and the East Coast Greenway!


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