VisitJoCo & OutdoorNC


    The Johnston County Visitors Bureau has partnered on a new initiative from VisitNC called OutdoorNC; which in turn has partnered with Leave No Trace. JoCo and the state of North Carolina are fun, and unspoiled, places to recreate and enjoy the outdoors, and we want to keep them that way.
     

    Below you will find more information about exploring nature in JoCo across our towns, recreational assets, trails, and more. We have created three separate itineraries based on where you are in Johnston County - Benson, Clayton, or Smithfield. The itineraries include ideas on hiking, biking, and paddling, as well as options regarding down time, where to eat, and where to grab a cold beverage. In addition, Johnston County also has multiple campgrounds - many of which offer tent camping, RV spots, and even cabins for a more glamping experience.

    Our partnership with OutdoorNC and Leave No Trace is not just about promoting natural spaces to explore, but also about promoting the ways in which we can make sure to leave these spaces pristine for everyone. You can read the 7 important principles of Leave No Trace here. Enjoy adventuring in JoCo!

     

    Benson Area Outdoor Itinerary

    Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:00 PM

    There's plenty to see and experience in Johnston County, NC. But for the more outdoor minded individual or family, our rural landscapes offers an escape into nature. This isn't rock climbing,…

    Clayton Area Outdoor Itinerary

    Friday, August 13, 2021 10:00 AM

    There's plenty to see and experience in Johnston County, NC. But for the more outdoor minded individual or family, our rural landscapes offers an escape into nature. This isn't rock climbing,…

    Smithfield Area Outdoor Itinerary

    Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:00 PM

    There's plenty to see and experience in Johnston County, NC. But for the more outdoor minded individual or family, our rural landscapes offers an escape into nature. This isn't rock climbing,…

    Leave No Trace Principles

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 1:00 PM

    Using the power of science, education and stewardship of people and partners, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the…


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