VisitJoCo for Outdoor Fun
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.
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. In addition, you can find Leave No Trace principles specific to exploring the outdoors with your dog here!
Enjoy adventuring in JoCo!
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.
Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:00 PM
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. Visit our Recreation & Nature page for even more info!