Halifax County Family-Friendly Attractions


Attractions in NC are numerous throughout Halifax County and perfect for family groups looking for all things weird and wild

Halifax County attractions in NC not only provide numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and beautiful landscapes, but they also offer long-held mysteries. Attractions in NC include insight into how brave people thwarted slave owners in the Underground Railroad and a glimpse of a cast of Bigfoot’s footprint. Family-friendly activities are around every corner in Halifax County.

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Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum in Halifax, NC

Have you ever wondered if Bigfoot really exists? Or what it’s like to be in possession of a haunted doll? This unique Halifax County attraction in NC is a museum with a myriad of creatures and phenomena not recognized by traditional science. This is your chance to go on a ghost hunt, search for bigfoot in Medoc Mountain State Park and detect paranormal activity with a K-11 meter. The museum is located in the heart of historic Littleton. There, you can explore a Bigfoot cast, haunted dolls and more for a fascinating adventure with family members of all ages.

Curiosities await at Littleton’s Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum

Lake Gaston Attractions in NC

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Fishing off the wooden jetty on Lake Gaston should be on your list of activities.

Lake Gaston is a 20,000-acre lake bounded by the KerrDam and Gaston Dam and is well-stocked with game fish. Anglers will find an array of striped bass or rockfish, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, and several varieties of catfish. Other species sometimes caught here include walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. The Lake Gaston Day Use Area provides opportunities for relaxing, having a picnic, hiking, bird-watching and swimming. In addition, the day-use area provides restrooms, horseshoe pits and grills to make the most of your outing.

Get back to nature at Lake Gaston

Halifax County Underground Railroad Trail

This Halifax County attraction in NC has received three designations from the National Parks Service for National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites. These markers and sites honor the struggle that brave men and women who escaped slavery in the South faced and used an elaborate housing and transportation system to journey to freedom. The complex system navigated through Roanoke Canal, Roanoke River and Historic Halifax leaving behind an enormous amount of history to be explored.

Tour the Underground Railroad sites in Halifax

Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Halifax

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Halifax attractions in NC include Sylvan Heights Landing Zone at the Bird Park where unique species take flight around you.

Discover the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered waterfowl at one of the most popular attractions in NC. Sylvan Heights Bird Park gives visitors the opportunity to see over 2,500 birds from around the world, from ducks, geese, and swans to parrots, pheasants, cranes, owls, toucans, flamingos, and much more. Visitors of all ages and interests can walk through continentally-themed aviaries, experiencing the diverse beauty, colors and sounds of these magnificent creatures. Guided group tours are also available.

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Halifax, NC Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail

Lovingly called “North Carolina’s longest museum,” the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail is a great place to bring the family. Enjoy the two-level, interactive museum that utilizes traditional and interactive exhibits to explain how the original canal was built and how it turned the Roanoke River into a superhighway of commerce during the early 19th century. The canal was transformed from a trade route into a hydroelectric power resource just over a century ago before becoming what it is today. Ascertain what life was like back then by perusing locally donated artifacts from the area. Walk portions of the 7.5-mile Roanoke Canal Trail with your loved ones where you’ll witness native wildlife and pastoral scenery.

So much to do at the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail

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