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Halifax County, North Carolina

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Roanoke River, which gave rise to commerce in the area, we like to say, “rushing river water can take the edges off rocks and people.” We are confident you will find that true and that you will enjoy a relaxing event reconnecting with family members here.

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The natural landscape of Halifax County offers a wealth of recreational activities for the family

Conveniently located on Interstate 95, midway between New York and Florida, the Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to help make your family reunion memorable.

Located in North Carolina, Halifax County affords a spectacular landscape and offers a host of recreational activities. Both the 34-mile long Lake Gaston and Medoc Mountain State Park, a 2,300-acre natural wildlife preserve, allow you to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. In addition to being great picnicking locations, families can enjoy hiking, fishing and paddling.

Natural attractions abound in Roanoke Rapids where Sylvan Heights Bird Park houses over 2,500 birds from around the world. There’s even an avian breeding center and wetland safari trail for families to explore. The scenic 4,600-acre Roanoke Rapids Lake has almost 50 miles of shoreline and is ideal for kayaking, birdwatching and fishing. At the Day Use Park, part of the lakefront area is accessible for swimming and amenities include walking trails, a playground, sand volleyball, a nine-hole disc golf course, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and concession facilities.

Tour North Carolina’s newest distillery. Go “behind the barrel” at Weldon Mills Distillery and learn about the distilling process. Enjoy new and creative spirits on the banks of the Roanoke River including bourbon produced with North Carolina grown ingredients and America’s first rhubarb gin.

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Cradle of History

Historical sites and great entertainment are just a few of the delights in Halifax County

Often called North Carolina’s “cradle of history,” Historic Halifax is the birthplace of the Halifax Resolves, a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This is a must-see for anyone visiting the area along with the Halifax County Underground Rail Trail. The Roanoke Rapids Theater (a 1,500-seat entertainment venue that hosts some of the best acts on the East Coast including country, rock, blues, jazz and R&B performers) awaits your family members to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Halifax County is also home to a slew of fine hotels, from Baymont Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn, Red Roof Inn and many more.

Complimentary welcome reception with cookies and lemonade, assistance with hotel arrangements, including group discounts trip planning and tailored itineraries for your family are all services that can help you shine as a family reunion planner. Resources for venues, meals and catering, banners, photographers, videographers, tent and chair rental etc. are all available to meet your needs.

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Thank you for all of your assistance with making this year’s reunion particularly special.

– Powell Moody Family Reunion

Why Reunite Here

  • Conventiently located right off Interstate 95 just south of the Virginia/North Carolina border
  • Assistance with hotel arrangements and resources, including group discounts
  • Complimentary welcome reception with cookies & lemonade
  • Trip planning & tailored itineraries for your family
  • Great food scene with farm-to-table restaurants and local eateries
  • Host of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and birdwatching

Lodging Inventory

  • National Chain Hotels – 9
  • Total Number of National Chain Rooms – 799

Group Perks

  • Complimentary welcome reception with cookies & lemonade
  • Assistance with hotel arrangements
  • Group discounts & trip planning
  • Tailored itineraries for your family
  • Resources for venues, meals & catering, banners, photographers, videographers, tent & chair rental, etc. are all available to meet your needs.

Top Attractions

  • The Roanoke Rapids Theatre
  • Historic Halifax
  • Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail
  • Sylvan Heights Bird Park
  • Roanoke Rapids Lake Park

What are you waiting for?

Let Destination Reunions help you plan the perfect reunion.

Lori Medlin

Lori Medlin

President/CEO