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New Bern’s Outdoor Life

Enjoy the great outdoors – boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, swimming, camping, and much more in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

Explore the Great Outdoors!

Croatan National Forest
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir According to the weather forecast, the temperatures should be in the 50’s – 60’s this weekend in New Bern! There are so many terrific ways to get back to nature in New Bern and surrounding areas. If you love nature, […]
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Sixth Annual Roundtable for Gardeners

Sixth Annual Rountable for Gardeners
Spring is just around the corner. Do you have a garden plan or are you waiting for inspiration? Are you concerned that last year’s problems will be lurking, ready to attack this year’s plants? Bring your concerns and questions to the River Bend Community Organic Garden and Education Center’s sixth annual Roundtable for Gardeners on […]
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Join Craven County Clean Sweep on February 1st

Riverwalk New Bern NC
Craven County Clean Sweep sponsors four annual clean up events on the first Saturdays of February, May, August and October to help keep New Bern streets and waterways free of litter. The upcoming one will be Saturday, February 1st, but if that day is not convenient, you can choose another day that fits your schedule! It’s […]
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The Underground Railroad in New Bern

Leesa Jones
New Bern Historical Society Brings Leesa Jones to Lunch & Learn New Bern, NC – With its many rivers, creeks, and seaports, the Maritime Underground Railroad was active in eastern North Carolina. This version of the Underground Railroad was so effective that runaway slaves often ran to the coast instead of heading north to reach […]
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Notification of Wastewater Spill in Craven County

City of New Bern, NC
General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county: The […]
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Attention Anglers

Neuse River "Fishers of Men" Inshore Trail
Neuse River “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail VANDEMERE TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND!!! You can still enter until the end of Captains meeting! This coming Saturday we see who has what it takes to win 1st place and take home $1200 at the 3rd event of the NRFOM Inshore Series in Vandemere! There is still time to […]
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Fun Around Town October 17 – 23, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday, October 17, 2019    Alisa Mike on stage at City Stage each Thursday 7-9 pm City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St offers the serenading sounds of the talented Alisa Mike. Music is served from […]
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Native Plants Tour at Latham-Whitehurst Park

NC State Extension Craven County Master Gardener
Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Listen, Learn, and Questions OFFSITE: NATIVE PLANTS TOUR at LATHAM-WHITEHURST PARK” – Presented by Dr Tom Glasgow Sponsored by the Craven County Cooperative Extension and Facilitated by Craven County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. These programs are free and open to everyone! Great family education! Call 252-633-1477 for more information. […]
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Coming to New Bern…its Kidsville Club Days!

New Bern Parks and Recreation
New Bern Parks and Recreation presents a new program designed for children in K-8th grades, It’s Kidsville Club Days. This program is offered on select teacher work days throughout the school year from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Children will enjoy an action-packed day of fun, games and field trips. Participants will receive pizza and […]
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River Bend Community Day

River Bend Community Day
The Annual River Bend Community Day will be on October 26, 2019. Many, many yard/garage sales, Red Caboose Library Book Sale and The River Bend Garden Club Bake Sale (outside of the library). Lists of sales and maps of the town will be given out to “buyers/visitors” to the town at PierPoint development. It will be […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for October 3, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 126 Connecting you with our community as we talk about the people, places, and the latest happenings in and around New Bern! During the show we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Nighttrippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City […]
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