This small northeastern North Carolina town on the Roanoke River had a big impact on American history. Step into the past to explore its significance — and find out where to shop and eat along the way.
Return to the Roanoke
As reliably as redbuds and daffodils, hickory shad herald the coming spring. This time of year, they migrate up eastern North Carolina rivers by the thousands, anglers in pursuit, as the fresh waters of their birth beckon them home.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Stars on the Water
Our editor in chief heads to Plymouth, drops her kayak into the Roanoke River, and paddles to a stand of centuries-old bald cypress trees.
Only in Halifax County: 5 Spring Adventures
Stunning natural wonders and a rich history surround the communities in Halifax County, where the Roanoke River beckons visitors to explore.
Out & About in Halifax County
On a trip to Halifax and Weldon in northeastern North Carolina, discover Revolutionary War history, splash and play in the Roanoke River, sip local spirits, and more.
5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer
From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.
6 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Halifax County
This summer, swim, fish, wake-surf, paddle, and explore the creeks, lakes, rivers, and rapids of Halifax County. Plus, a few favorite spots to grab a bite after your outdoor adventure.
The Mighty Roanoke River: A Photo Essay
The Roanoke begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and travels more than 400 miles before emptying into Albemarle Sound, linking countless lives along the way. Follow along as a native son traces the river’s path through northeastern North Carolina, sharing stories of the Roanoke he knows and loves.
Pearls of the Coastal Plain:
14 Towns Before the Shore
These towns are buoyed by their proximity to water — river, sound, bay — yet they’re far enough from the ocean that you won’t find sand in your shoes. Here, 14 quirky places claim their fame in boats and bears, local characters and history.