Dr. Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex (formerly Northeast Park)

Exit 22

Dr. Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex, host site for the 2018 Dixie Youth Baseball World series, and host site for the inaugural D2 Dixie Youth World Series in 2019, is a 140 acre park that is a state of the art athletic complex featuring six baseball/softball fields, five batting cages, a scoring tower, two concessions stands; two regulation football/soccer fields, .75 mile walking trail, two picnic shelters, one large play unit, plus an open space area with shade trees for family fun. The complex is open daily from sun rise to sunset for...

Lumber River State Park

Exit 13 A

State Park on the Lumber River. A favorite for fishermen and naturalists, the Lumber River meanders through the area and is a popular way to enjoy the scenery. It has been designated a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service. On a national wild and scenic river, Lumber River State Park is all about eastern North Carolina paddling, fishing and exquisite scenery. The Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas anchor two ends of the riverine park, with tent-friendly campgrounds, group campsites, picnic grounds and short hiking...

Luther Britt Park

Exit 17

Considered to be “Lumberton’s Best Kept Secret.” Beautiful 142 acre park that offers swimming, boating, fishing, a paved walking/bike trail around part of the lake near the Lumber River and more.

River Walk/Bike Trail at Luther Britt Park

Exit 17

River Walk is a paved pedestrian/bicycle river trail with scenic views of the Lumber River.   The trail extends around the lake at Luther Britt Park and provides a quiet atmosphere, ideal for bird watching.  River Walk  can be accessed from the Luther Britt Park entrance at 671 Branch Street.  The trail ends and is approximately 1.5 miles from beginning to end or 3 miles, including the return trip.