Sports, Fitness and Parks in New Bern, NC

Recreational activities run aplenty in New Bern, NC and surrounding Craven County as numerous public parks, sports leagues and fitness centers maintain enough activities and open facilities to keep you busy all year long. Many public parks, pools and recreation centers are free or very inexpensive places to get your heart rate up, while small and franchise gyms offer state-of-the-art fitness equipment and weight rooms for more strenuous workouts. Being located by the water also means the county and city maintain public boat ramp, fishing piers and areas like the Brices Creek canoe trail.

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Bicycling

504 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC
(252) 633-2242

Conveniently located across from the Tryon Palace/ North Carolina History Education Center at the corner of Hancock and South Front Streets, AtOmic Cycles Bicycle Shop offers new bicycles, all types of cycling equipment, components, apparel and accessories. Well trained and experienced staff provide bicycle sizing/fit consultation along with expert advice on...more about AtOmic Cycle Bike Shop

Fitness Centers

2911 Brunswick Ave.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 633-2221

Courts Plus is a fully equipped fitness center with Broadcast Vision cardio exercise equipment, expanded free-weight facilities and state-of-the-art weight-training. Staff personal trainers remain on site. Indoor and outdoor pools facilitate lap swimming and organized water aerobics while four racquetball courts and organized basketball round out the choices. Child care and...more about Courts Plus

406 Craven St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6606

The Craven County Recreation & Parks Department operates a total of five parks in Craven County. Creekside Park is a 111-acre park on Old Airport Road that features soccer, baseball and softball fields, walking areas, picnic shelters, restroom facilities and access to Brices Creek. West Craven Park is a 90-acre park...more about Craven County Parks and Recreation Department

3340 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 634-9499

Gold/s Gym, at the corner of McCarthy Boulevard and Dr. M. L. King Jr. Boulevard, offers more than 300 pieces of user-friendly exercise equipment. Cross-training and bike machines, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength machines, Cybex and free weights are ready to help clients get and stay fit. New members start with...more about Gold's Gym

1620 National Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 639-2900

The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department operates most of its programs from three centers: Stanley White Recreation Center at 901 Chapman Street, (252) 639-2919; West New Bern Recreation Center, 1225 Pine Tree Drive,  (252) 639-2912; and the Community Resource Center, 908 Bloomfield Street, (252) 636-4127. For details about seasonal programs, call...more about New Bern Parks and Recreation Department

100 YMCA Ln.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-8799

Families affiliated with or belonging to Twin Rivers YMCA find programs appropriate to all ages from preschool swim lessons and youth progressive swim lessons through lifeguard classes, adult swim lessons, competitive swimming, aqua aerobics and arthritis aquatics. The YMCA provides youth sports programs for flag football, basketball and soccer and directs an...more about Twin Rivers YMCA

Gymnastics

260 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 635-2100

New Bern Gymnastics offers instruction for children ages 18 months through 16 years. Classes range from beginner to advanced gymnastics and include tumbling with a competitive Junior Team (Level 2/3) and an upper level team (Level 4 and up). In a brand-new, 10,000-square-foot facility, NBG provides new and kid-friendly equipment along...more about New Bern Gymnastics

Running and Walking

Croatan National Forest
141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5628

In its half-mile length, Island Creek Forest Walk provides a stand of large, old upland hardwoods, pretty Island Creek with bottomland hardwoods, and a managed stand of loblolly pines. Hikers may stop at the district ranger's office on Fisher Avenue for a helpful Island Creek Forest Walk brochure containing directions to...more about Island Creek Forest Walk

New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
203 S Front St
New Bern, NC 28560

March 11, 2017 Run the bridge in your choice of races: half marathon, 10K, 5K, or the SuperKids Fun Run. Packett pickup is on March 10 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM or the morning of the race from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM. Local organizations who benefit from this race are...more about Neuse River Bridge Run

Croatan National Forest
141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5628

The Neusiok Trail appeals to those who enjoy rough camping and trails seeing little traffic, although the hike crosses several paved and unpaved roads. Primitive camping is allowed anywhere except at Pine Cliff, so long as garbage is faithfully packed out. No camping facilities are available along the 21-mile trail, but...more about Neusiok Trail

Croatan National Forest
141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5628

Pine Cliff Recreation Area on the Neuse River is open year round for day use with well water and chemical toilets available. Picnickers and hikers find the parking area at the Neusiok trailhead ample and trails are well marked and maintained. Fishing activity is welcome until the park closes at sundown....more about Pine Cliff Recreation Area

 
 
 
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