Halifax County | North Carolina

On the banks of the mighty Roanoke River, reconnect with loved ones in Halifax County, North Carolina

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Halifax County, NC


  • Located on Interstate 95 just south of the Virginia/North Carolina border
  • Accommodations across full-service national hotel and motel chains, bed & breakfast inns and campsites
  • Historic sites include Historic Halifax and the Halifax Underground Railroad Trail
  • Great food scene with farm-to-table restaurants and local eateries
  • Two lakes and the Roanoke River provide outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, birdwatching and more
  • Year-round live entertainment opportunities with events, concerts and shows

Nature’s Bounty

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

The scenic 4,600-acre Roanoke Rapids Lake has almost 50 miles of shoreline and is ideal for kayaking, bird-watching, and fishing. At the Day Use Park, part of the lakefront area is accessible for swimming and amenities that 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.

Natural attractions abound in Scotland Neck 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.

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Cradle of History

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

Historic Halifax Family Muster

Often called North Carolina’s “cradle of history,” Halifax County is the birthplace of the Halifax Resolves, a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence and was signed on April 12, 1776 in Halifax, North Carolina. Go back in time at Historic Halifax State Historic Site, which houses several historic structures.

The Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail is another family favorite and features exhibits and locally donated artifacts portraying life along the Roanoke River through time. The Lakeland Cultural Arts Center is a world-class theater located in the quaint small town of Littleton. With generous support from local residents Deb and Ed Fitts and the Ed Fitts Charitable Foundation, the theater has completed a very impressive renovation and expansion. Enjoy live mainstage shows, concerts, movies, and special events year-round in this 305-seat venue.

Halifax County, North Carolina, has received three designations from the National Park Service for National Underground Railroad Network of Freedom sites. The sites in Halifax County are located near the Roanoke River, which was used by many Freedom Seekers as an escape route.

During your family reunion in Halifax County, choose to stay at any one the fine hotels here like Baymont by Wyndham, Hampton Inn, Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and Red Roof Inn. Enjoy a wide range of perks specially tailored to fit your family’s needs.

Video Tour of Historic Halifax

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Family-Friendly Restaurants

Embark on a culinary journey through Halifax, North Carolina, ideal for your next family reunion. This region, steeped in both history and flavor, provides a variety of dining experiences that cater to all ages

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Family-Friendly Attractions

Halifax County boasts a wealth of activities and attractions suitable for all ages, making it an ideal destination for families seeking fun, educational, and memorable experiences

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Family-Friendly Accomodations

Tailored for families and reunion gatherings, every lodging option assures a stay that blends relaxation with cherished memories in Halifax County, NC

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Family-Friendly Venues

Halifax County offers a delightful blend of history, natural beauty, and a variety of venues perfectly suited for your family reunion

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