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Outdoors Enthusiasts & Back-In-Time Tour

Friday Morning & Afternoon:  Explore Cabin Lake Park in Beulaville

 

Depending on the time of year, and what you’d like to do, Cabin Lake Park offers a variety of outdoor enjoyment options.  You might enjoy simply getting outdoors for some sun on the swim beach or enjoy a long walk along the 2.2 mile hiking trail.  Or, you may want to make it a day of boating and fishing.  You can bring your own boat (electric motor only), or you can enjoy renting one of their paddle boats or canoes for a small fee.  It’s a fun way explore nature around the lake’s perimeter and just unwind and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors.  If you are a camper and like to pitch a tent, Cabin Lake is a great spot to stay overnight.  They’ve also got picnic shelters for rent if you’d like to plan a cookout. 

 

Address: 220 Cabin Lake Rd, Pink Hill, NC 28572
Phone Number: 910.298.3648

 

 

Hours: November through February – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Fri., Sat., Sun.)
March & October – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.)
April through September – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.)
Also open Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day

 

INSIDER TIP:  If you’d like to have a bite to eat for breakfast beforehand, stop in Duff’s Café & Coffee Shop at 114 E. Main St.  This spot is a local favorite!

 

If you are interested in lunch, Ann’s Thai Kitchen is another great option, located at 169 N. NC 111 Hwy. 

 

The Quality Inn in Warsaw has a pool outside, so if you are visiting during the warmer weather, it might be nice to take a dip!  Check in before dinner and get settled in – get ready to uncork and unwind!

 

 

Address: 2676 West Nc 24, Warsaw, NC 28398
Phone Number: 910-293-2800

 

Friday Dinner: Country Squire Restaurant & Winery – Warsaw

 

There’s a Scottish saying, “Cead Mile Failte”, which means “A hundred thousand welcomes.  And you will certainly feel the Scottish heritage in Duplin County at the County Squire.  The County Squire has a restaurant as well as winery, and a quaint and charming Inn.  Parts of the building on this formerly busy by way date back to the early 19th century.  They’ve got a great lunch menu.  A favorite is the Korean barbeque beef sandwich paired with a delicious glass of Country Squire’s own the Sweet Scottish Heather Chardonnay.  Be sure to pick up a bottle of wine or two from the gift shop to take home with you or to enjoy in your hotel room

 

Address: 748 Nc 24 And 50 Hwy, Warsaw, NC 28398
Phone Number: 910-296-1727
Hours: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Monday – Friday (lunch)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sunday (lunch)
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Monday – Saturday (dinner)
Closed for lunch on Saturday

 

 

INSIDER TIPS:  Ask us about the Delightfully Vintage Getaway Package, and receive a special discounts and a complimentary bottle of wine.  The Country Squire is a GREAT place to have a Wedding Reception.  They can accommodate up to 300 people, and the outdoor gardens and grounds provide for a beautiful venue

 

Saturday Morning:  Tarkil Branch Farm’s Homestead & Museum

 

It’s easy to get swept away in the hustle and bustle of life, and a visit to Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum is a great way to slow down and take in the natural beauty that abounds around Duplin County.  Tarkil Branch is a 375 acre working farm and an emblem of Duplin County’s agrarian heritage.  Take a trip back in time and experience some history at their museum that features a completely furnished 1830's dog trot style house as well as 11 other vintage buildings containing exhibits, with over 850 artifacts from the past.  You can also visit a local 1925 country store.    It’s a lot of fun to take the farm wagon tour to see the old turpentine collection process of a century ago, as well as how wine used to be made.  You can also see some home cooking/food processing equipment that people used before electricity.  If you are up for going for a hike, there are three different nature trails on the farm, each at least a mile long.  They keep at least one of their trails open all year long.

 

Address: 1198 Fountaintown Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518
Phone Number: 910-298-3104
Hours: Saturday 9am – 5pm, or by appointment only

 

 

INSIDER TIP:

Ask about Tarkil Branch Farms store while you’re there.  They have 100% grass fed beef that is sold in small packages of 1-2 lbs., and is flash frozen, vacuum packed and USDA inspected.  No administered antibodies and hormones.

 

Saturday: The Country Barn – in Beulaville

 

After lunch, you’ll want to head back to Fountaintown Road to drop by The Country Barn.  This family-owned store is unique!  They’ve got an assortment of fresh baked goods and virtually everything else they have is sold in bulk sizes.  Flours, grains, bakery mixes, and a complete line of baking items like flavorings, candy chips, dried fruit, yeast and chocolate.  The fresh baked breads and muffins are wonderful!

You can also call ahead to arrange for a group tour or just to find out when the bread is baking.

 

Address: 889 Fountaintown Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518
Phone Number: 910-298-2183
Hours: 10am – 7pm Thursdays through Saturdays

 

 

INSIDER TIP:
Ask about their “sugar free” items!

 

Saturday Lunch:  The Pizza Village – in Beulaville

 

After you’re done with your Farm Tour, it’s time for lunch at Beulaville’s Pizza Village.  Pizza Village is a local favorite!  They’ve got great pizza, subs and sandwiches.

 

Address: 811 W Main St, Beulaville, NC 28518
Phone Number: 910.298.3346

 

INSIDER TIPS: 

Do you like antiques?  Before leaving Beulaville, don’t miss checking out Unique Antiques at 2481 E. Hwy. 24.  They carry an assortment of vintage, mid-century and modern collectibles.

 

 

If you’ve still got some shopping passion in you, Pink Hill is a neighboring town to Beulaville and has a couple of cute shops.  Stop by The Strawberry Patch in Pink Hill to pick fresh fruit, or purchase other good foods and gifts. Their address is 677 N NC-11, in Pink Hill.  Phone:  252-568-3739.

 

Heritage House Florists has more than flowers and plants.  They’ve got a lot of really nice decorative accessories and gifts.  Stop by while you’re in Pink Hill.  125 Maxwell Mills Rd., Pink Hill.  Phone:   252-568-3364