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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 The Country Smokehouse at 812 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 Tuesday – Friday (lunch)
11:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sunday (lunch)
5 pm – 10:00 pm – Tuesday– Saturday (dinner)
Closed for lunch on Saturday

 

INSIDER TIPS:  Many visitors over the years have claimed of having friendly “ghostly”encounters while dining at The Country Squire restaurant.  Frequent sightings of shadowy figures, strange noises and other phenomena have become part of its legend.

 

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: 9am – 5pm Tuesdays 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. Plus Heritage House Florist 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.  Both stores as located at 125 Maxwell Mills Rd., Pink Hill. Strawberry Patch - Phone:  252-568-3739. Heritage House Florist - Phone:   252-568-3364