Living the Farm Life in Scenic Nash County

Living the Farm Life in Scenic Nash County
Living the Farm Life in Scenic Nash County
A few short miles outside of Raleigh is beautiful Nash County, North Carolina, one of the Piedmont region’s most thriving areas and a true mix of rural countryside and suburban conveniences. Many towns in this highly desirable part of the state are within commuting distance of the capital city, and properties for sale here – horse farms and hobby farms, acreage, and ranches – are valued for their prime location and exceptional natural amenities.

Idyllic Country Living

Rural properties for sale in and around Rocky Mount, Nashville, Middlesex, and Spring Hope are often cleared as farmland and frequently include ponds, streams, and forests. Homes range in size from modest 1- or 2-bedroom cottages to large, one-of-a-kind country estates with vast tracts of land and numerous barns and other outbuildings. Field crops such as sweet potatoes, tobacco, cotton, and soybeans thrive here; many farms also raise cattle, pigs, and chickens. Some properties feature grazing pastures, stables, and other facilities that make them ideal for raising horses.
Acreage along the Tar River is often prime for hunting and fishing, too. Wooded areas provide excellent habitat for deer, wild turkeys, black bears, squirrels, and rabbits while the river is full of catfish, bass, and crappie. Lakes are well-populated by waterfowl – most commonly, ducks.

Falls, Water, and Woods

Nash County’s natural landscape is one of rolling hills, waterfalls (the Tar River’s Upper and Little Falls), and lakes (Gum Lake, City Lake, and Bellamy Lake). Recreational activities from canoeing along the Tar River Paddling Trail to fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and biking along several paths and creeks are perfect for anyone wishing to get out and enjoy nature for an hour or two. Rocky Mount’s Battle Park includes a boat landing, picnic shelters, fishing piers, and the Tar River Trail and Reservoir, offering even more resources for fishing, paddling, and boating.
Just outside of Nash County, the world’s largest waterfowl park – Sylvan Heights Bird Park – draws visitors from near and far with its population of over 1,500 birds from various parts of the world. This remarkable 18-acre resource serves as a global center for agricultural research and offers visitors close-up views of rare birds from almost every continent.

Peace, Privacy, and an Enviable Quality of Life

The small towns and wide-open spaces of Nash County attract families and farmers with the appeal of unspoiled county living and plenty of recreational opportunities.
Local museums – the quaint Country Doctor Museum and Rocky Mount Fireman’s Museum, for instance – are unique to the area, while The Tar River Philharmonic and Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at Wesleyan College offer cultural entertainment in the way of classical music performances, plays, concerts and the outstanding Mims Gallery.
Living the Farm Life in Scenic Nash County
History buffs enjoy Rocky Mount’s vintage train station and Twin County Museum and Hall of Fame, which includes several refurbished train cars and a design reminiscent of a century ago. The city’s Stonewall Manor offers a unique insight into antebellum architectural design and plantation living of the early 19th century. Rocky Mount Mills, North Carolina’s second oldest cotton mill – burned by Union soldiers then rebuilt, twice – is today a thriving riverfront commercial, residential, and entertainment complex, but the building itself has been preserved to retain the look and feel of decades past. Here, too, the county’s thriving farmer’s market includes a busy storefront for sales of local products.
Other family-friendly local activities include skating rinks and bowling alleys, public tennis courts and pools, and three outstanding golf courses in Rocky Mount and Spring Hope. Rocky Mount’s Sports Complex hosts a variety of games and other baseball, basketball, horseshoe, and soccer activities, and the minor-league Carolina Wildcats baseball team, based in Zebulon – just outside of Nash County – plays at Five County Stadium.


Living the Farm Life in Scenic Nash County
There’s always a fun local event to look forward to in Nash Country, including these annual festivities
  • NC Pickle Festival / Mount Olive, NC / April 24-25, 2020
Hop aboard the pickle train or spot an eclectic group of local mascots – including the star of the show, Ollie Q. Cumber – racing their way through the middle of town; they’ll be competing for the esteemed NC Pickle Festival Mascot Trophy. Other fun events include a competitive pickle-eating contest, chili cook-off, art contests, pickle treasure hunt, and carnival games.
  • SpringFest / Mount Holly, NC / April 27 – May 4, 2020
This week-long celebration of springtime in Nash County kicks off with 5K and 10K races downtown and riverside and includes a golf classic, family-friendly outdoor movies, lots of live music, and a classic Car and Truck Show.
  • Nashville Blooming Festival / Nashville, NC / May 8-9, 2020
This two-day event features musical acts, arts, crafts, and food, a parade, and a special Mom of the Year competition – appropriately enough since this fun celebration takes place over Mother’s Day weekend.
  • Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival / Spring Hope, NC / October 2020 (Date TBD)
Families, friends, and visitors enjoy live music and dancing, pumpkin weigh-ins, pumpkin decorating, a parade, and lots of fall-related food, arts, and crafts.
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