Other Ways to Explore

In addition to learning about the historical, geologic and cultural relevance of the scenic byway points of interest, there are countless other ways to enjoy the area and surrounding communities.

Food and Lodging:

If you are interested in tasting the local culture, or just hungry along the way, check out the many different culinary experiences in the area. (points in light blue)

Hiking and Recreation:

This area is rich with natural forestland and preserved wild spaces. Pack a picnic, plenty of water, some bug spray and park the car to explore the terrain on foot. (points in lime green)

Things to Do:

Not only are the natural spaces well worth exploring, but so are the many activities available in the byways communities. Most of these are family-friendly experiences, so be sure to explore all these unique things to do individually or on your own! (points in lilac purple)

For Bikers:

Whether bicycle or motorcycle, experiencing the scenic byways by cycle is even better than by car! Rolling hills and smooth blacktop, combined with plenty of spots all along the way to rest and absorb the scenery takes this experience to a while different level!

For Scholars and Scientists:

If you’d like to deepen your understanding of what you see, hear, feel and do along the Sandhills Heritage Gateway, here is a list of Recommended Reads, available in many locally-owned bookshops or online:
– A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia by Bruce Sorrie
– Sand in My Shoes by Katharine B. Ripley
– Up from Mount Misery: The Blossoming of North Carolinas Sandhills by Chris Florance

Other Resources:

If you’d like to learn more or join any of the many non-profit societies passionate about preserving these areas, here is a list of resources:
– Carolina Bird Club
– Sandhills Natural History Society


  • Eden's Garden Cafe

    121 Salisbury St Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 948-9976 Facebook Page

  • The Star Hotel Bed & Breakfast

    118 N Main St, Star, NC 27356 (910) 428-2565 www.starbedandbreakfast.com

  • Eagle Springs Inn

    1813 Samarcand Rd  Biscoe, NC 27209 (910) 673-2722 www.innateaglesprings.com

  • The Duck Smith House B&B

    465 North Broad Street  Seagrove, NC 27341 (336) 873-7099 www.ducksmithhouse.com

  • The Old Buggy Inn

    301 McReynolds St  Carthage, NC (910) 947-1901 www.oldbuggyinn.com

  • Blake Restaurant

    127 Hillview St, Candor, NC 27229 (910) 974-7503

  • Log Cabin Country Store

    4993 NC Hwy 211, West End  North Carolina 27376 (910) 673-1417

  • Pik & Pig

    194 Gilliam McConnell Rd  Carthage, NC 28327 (910) 947-7591 www.pik-n-pig.com

  • Auman's Peach Orchard

    3140 NC Hwy 73, West End, NC 27376 (910) 673-4391

  • Kalawi Farms and Ben's Ice Cream

    1515 HWY 211, Eagle Springs, North Carolina 27242 (910) 673-5996

  • Jugtown Cafe

    7042 U.S. 220 Alt  Asheboro, NC (336) 873-8292

  • Westmoore Family Restaurant

    2172 N Carolina 705  Sheffield, NC (910) 464-5222

  • David's Produce

    2932 U.S. 220 Alternate Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910) 652-6413

  • Leffler's BBQ

    6423 Nc Highway 73 W  Mount Gilead, NC (910) 439-5451



The Sandhills Heritage Gateway is a project of the Sandhills Area Land Trust (SALT), whose mission is to protect the rich natural resources and natural heritage landscape of the Sandhills Region of North Carolina. Our focus area includes Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond and Scotland Counties.

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