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NEW BERN NC SPORTS and RECREATION

Rental bikes at Fairfield Harbour in New Bern NC Kayak at Union Point Park in New Bern NC Tennis at Fairfield Harbour in New Bern NC. Photo courtesy FFH. New Bern Soccer played at Creekside Park

With our very moderate weather, New Bern NC has year-round outdoor activity.  Golfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, and cycling are among the top choices here. Click on one of these links to take you to these specialized New Bern Sports pages:


New Bern NC Sports and Recreation Table of Contents

Click on a link below to jump down to more information on your favorite sport or recreational activity.


PARKS, RECREATION & PLAYGROUNDS AROUND NEW BERN

Playground at Pierce Park in New Bern NC

We have a variety of parks in the area, including children’s playgrounds, ball fields, fishing and public boat launches- even a (Frisbee) disc golf facility. Many subdivisions have their own park or public areas. Sports leagues for children and adults, classes, even Senior Games are some of the programs available.

Read more about Craven County Parks & Recreation at www.cravencounty.com/parks/classes.cfm and City of New Bern Parks at www.ci.new-bern.nc.us/RP/index.php.

Visit the specific government sites for New Bern area parks and recreation information:

The City of New Bern and Craven County offer many sports and recreation programs for kids, adults and seniors. Visit their sites below for more information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW BERN SWIMMING

Anchor-shaped pool at Fairfield Harbour Country Club in New Bern NC Many local communities have their own community pools, including Greenbrier, Taberna, Fairfield Harbour, and River Bend.

Additional, Courts Plus Fitness Center has an indoor and outdoor pool for its members, and there is an excellent Twin Rivers YMCA with two year-round pools (the outdoor one gets covered in the winter).

Read about the Twin Rivers swimming facilities at this independent Swimmers Guide.


NEW BERN INDIVIDUAL AND HOBBY SPORTS

Sports aficionados love Eastern North Carolina, with its abundant and year-round golfing, tennis, hunting, and many more outdoor sports.

There are many tennis courts all over town. Check with your local community as to time and availability. The serious tennis players seem to head over to River Bend's 

Since eastern Carolina is in a coastal plain, it is very flat, making it an excellent location for cycling, whether you enjoy long distances or a casual Sunday ride.

Particularly popular here are water sports including fishing, boating, sailing, and paddling, including both kayaking and canoeing. Many communities have walking paths and some, like Taberna, have their own kayaking / canoe facilities.

Disc Golf ("frisbee golf") is played at the delightful "18-hole" course at Glenburnie Park on Glenburnie Road off of Oaks Road. It's strictly BYOD, however (Bring Your Own Discs), though the holes are clearly marked as to the layout and par rating.

Bowling is a perennial favorite. The Strike Zone has many adult and youth leagues. It is located at 3550 Dr M L King Jr Blvd (17 South toward Jacksonville), New Bern. Tel: (252) 637-6033.

Shuffleboard is played at the West New Bern Recreation Center.

Table tennis and billiards casual play and tournaments take place at West New Bern Recreation Center.

Beach bingo is highly competitive here and is available at several locations for those so inclined!

How about drag racing? A new entry to New Bern's activities is in Craven Co. outside of Bridgeton.  New Bern MotorSports, 300 Dragstrip Rd. New Bern, NC (252) 637-7701

 






 

 

Bicycling along Oriental's waterfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other available sports in New Bern NC include some of the following more popular choices:

Not available in New Bern, but in surrounding towns are the following sports:

  • Ice Skating- The closest ice skating rink is Bladez on Ice is located at 104 Red Banks Road in Greenville, NC. Tel: 252-353-8888. Bladez on Ice "offers public skating daily as well as skating lessons, hockey learn to play programs, stick and puck, pick up hockey, and hockey leagues for children and adults."

NEW BERN SPORTS AND RECREATION FOR KIDS

T-ball at Pierce Park in New Bern NCFor kids, there are many organized sports everything from T-ball, Babe Ruth Softball, Pop Warner football, Junior Golf program at the Emerald Golf Course.

New Bern High School's track and field program is one of the best in the nation.

 

Dance classes are a perennial favorite, particularly with little (and not older!) girls. Several dance studios in town offer range of dancing and recital opportunities, from ballet to tap and jazz to historic dancing, colonial style! Visit our extensive Dance Schools page for a complete listing

If music is your thing, there are many instrumental music opportunities here, from the Tryon Palace's Fife and Drum Corps to the Craven Community Band to church musical groups and more. To learn a new instrument or to get your "chops" in place to play better, check out our list of experienced instrumental music teachers.

There are also Art Classes for Kids at Art & Materials on Middle Street (see course schedule- scroll down the page for Children's Schedule), as well kids' sessions of make-your-own pottery at The Accidental Artist at
220 Craven Street, New Bern. Call (252) 634-3411 for info.

Karate, Fencing and Self Defense classes, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and many other activities are offered for kids at West New Bern Recreation Center. Check out their Youth Programs, Clubs and Classes page.

ORGANIZED SPORTS LEAGUES FOR KIDS:

  • The City of New Bern organizes a number of Youth Athletics leagues. Visit their Athletics pages for:

     

    • Youth Fall/Winter Leagues, including fall baseball, football, "punt, pass and kick", flag football, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, karate, tennis and wrestling.
    • Youth Spring/Summer Leagues. Includes Tee Ball, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, "Hook A Kid on Golf"- sessions for girls and for boys, Hershey's Track and Field. Also held is a Summer Sports Camp in June, with an introduction to the skills, methods and rules of different sports, including bowling, golf, tennis, swimming, and other activities.    

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS


NEW BERN ADULT ORGANIZED SPORTS LEAGUES

Lacrosse league at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern NC

There are many amateur sports leagues in New Bern for adults as well as the ones mentioned above for  children.
  • Bowling
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Tennis

Visit these web sites for information on organized adult sports leagues in New Bern NC:

 


COLLEGE SPORTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

UNC NCAA Basketball Champions (Photo courtesy Daily Tar Heel)College sports dominate conversations in North Carolina, as it hosts such Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses as the Tar Heels of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University Blue Devils, NC State Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  With only a two-hour drive to the Triangle of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, many New Bern residents make it to some of the NCAA games.

While not in the ACC, Nearby East Carolina University Pirates in Greenville, with its traditional strong football and baseball programs, often plays out-of-conference games against plays ACC members, leading to excited "bragging rights" games. 

UNC Wilmington, about 90 minutes southeast of New Bern, also has some sports teams as well. 

Read about the teams, games and matches at the official university athletic sites:


NEW BERN PROFESSIONAL AND MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS

North Carolina professional sports fans can enjoy watching the Carolina Panthers football team, Carolina Hurricanes Ice Hockey team.

There are many minor league baseball teams in North Carolina (think Bull Durham!). New Bern itself has its own New Bern River Rats of the Coastal Plain League. Attending their games has become a popular family pastime. Nearby Kinston has the Kinston Indians as well.



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NEW BERN NC SPORTS and RECREATION

Rental bikes at Fairfield Harbour in New Bern NC Kayak at Union Point Park in New Bern NC Tennis at Fairfield Harbour in New Bern NC. Photo courtesy FFH. New Bern Soccer played at Creekside Park

With our very moderate weather, New Bern NC has year-round outdoor activity.  Golfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, and cycling are among the top choices here. Click on one of these links to take you to these specialized New Bern Sports pages:


New Bern NC Sports and Recreation Table of Contents

Click on a link below to jump down to more information on your favorite sport or recreational activity.


PARKS, RECREATION & PLAYGROUNDS AROUND NEW BERN

Playground at Pierce Park in New Bern NC

We have a variety of parks in the area, including children’s playgrounds, ball fields, fishing and public boat launches- even a (Frisbee) disc golf facility. Many subdivisions have their own park or public areas. Sports leagues for children and adults, classes, even Senior Games are some of the programs available.

Read more about Craven County Parks & Recreation at www.cravencounty.com/parks/classes.cfm and City of New Bern Parks at www.ci.new-bern.nc.us/RP/index.php.

Visit the specific government sites for New Bern area parks and recreation information:

The City of New Bern and Craven County offer many sports and recreation programs for kids, adults and seniors. Visit their sites below for more information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW BERN SWIMMING

Anchor-shaped pool at Fairfield Harbour Country Club in New Bern NC Many local communities have their own community pools, including Greenbrier, Taberna, Fairfield Harbour, and River Bend.

Additional, Courts Plus Fitness Center has an indoor and outdoor pool for its members, and there is an excellent Twin Rivers YMCA with two year-round pools (the outdoor one gets covered in the winter).

Read about the Twin Rivers swimming facilities at this independent Swimmers Guide.


NEW BERN INDIVIDUAL AND HOBBY SPORTS

Sports aficionados love Eastern North Carolina, with its abundant and year-round golfing, tennis, hunting, and many more outdoor sports.

There are many tennis courts all over town. Check with your local community as to time and availability. The serious tennis players seem to head over to River Bend's 

Since eastern Carolina is in a coastal plain, it is very flat, making it an excellent location for cycling, whether you enjoy long distances or a casual Sunday ride.

Particularly popular here are water sports including fishing, boating, sailing, and paddling, including both kayaking and canoeing. Many communities have walking paths and some, like Taberna, have their own kayaking / canoe facilities.

Disc Golf ("frisbee golf") is played at the delightful "18-hole" course at Glenburnie Park on Glenburnie Road off of Oaks Road. It's strictly BYOD, however (Bring Your Own Discs), though the holes are clearly marked as to the layout and par rating.

Bowling is a perennial favorite. The Strike Zone has many adult and youth leagues. It is located at 3550 Dr M L King Jr Blvd (17 South toward Jacksonville), New Bern. Tel: (252) 637-6033.

Shuffleboard is played at the West New Bern Recreation Center.

Table tennis and billiards casual play and tournaments take place at West New Bern Recreation Center.

Beach bingo is highly competitive here and is available at several locations for those so inclined!

How about drag racing? A new entry to New Bern's activities is in Craven Co. outside of Bridgeton.  New Bern MotorSports, 300 Dragstrip Rd. New Bern, NC (252) 637-7701

 






 

 

Bicycling along Oriental's waterfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other available sports in New Bern NC include some of the following more popular choices:

Not available in New Bern, but in surrounding towns are the following sports:

  • Ice Skating- The closest ice skating rink is Bladez on Ice is located at 104 Red Banks Road in Greenville, NC. Tel: 252-353-8888. Bladez on Ice "offers public skating daily as well as skating lessons, hockey learn to play programs, stick and puck, pick up hockey, and hockey leagues for children and adults."

NEW BERN SPORTS AND RECREATION FOR KIDS

T-ball at Pierce Park in New Bern NCFor kids, there are many organized sports everything from T-ball, Babe Ruth Softball, Pop Warner football, Junior Golf program at the Emerald Golf Course.

New Bern High School's track and field program is one of the best in the nation.

 

Dance classes are a perennial favorite, particularly with little (and not older!) girls. Several dance studios in town offer range of dancing and recital opportunities, from ballet to tap and jazz to historic dancing, colonial style! Visit our extensive Dance Schools page for a complete listing

If music is your thing, there are many instrumental music opportunities here, from the Tryon Palace's Fife and Drum Corps to the Craven Community Band to church musical groups and more. To learn a new instrument or to get your "chops" in place to play better, check out our list of experienced instrumental music teachers.

There are also Art Classes for Kids at Art & Materials on Middle Street (see course schedule- scroll down the page for Children's Schedule), as well kids' sessions of make-your-own pottery at The Accidental Artist at
220 Craven Street, New Bern. Call (252) 634-3411 for info.

Karate, Fencing and Self Defense classes, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and many other activities are offered for kids at West New Bern Recreation Center. Check out their Youth Programs, Clubs and Classes page.

ORGANIZED SPORTS LEAGUES FOR KIDS:

  • The City of New Bern organizes a number of Youth Athletics leagues. Visit their Athletics pages for:

     

    • Youth Fall/Winter Leagues, including fall baseball, football, "punt, pass and kick", flag football, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, karate, tennis and wrestling.
    • Youth Spring/Summer Leagues. Includes Tee Ball, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, "Hook A Kid on Golf"- sessions for girls and for boys, Hershey's Track and Field. Also held is a Summer Sports Camp in June, with an introduction to the skills, methods and rules of different sports, including bowling, golf, tennis, swimming, and other activities.    

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS


NEW BERN ADULT ORGANIZED SPORTS LEAGUES

Lacrosse league at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern NC

There are many amateur sports leagues in New Bern for adults as well as the ones mentioned above for  children.
  • Bowling
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Tennis

Visit these web sites for information on organized adult sports leagues in New Bern NC:

 


COLLEGE SPORTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

UNC NCAA Basketball Champions (Photo courtesy Daily Tar Heel)College sports dominate conversations in North Carolina, as it hosts such Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses as the Tar Heels of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University Blue Devils, NC State Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  With only a two-hour drive to the Triangle of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, many New Bern residents make it to some of the NCAA games.

While not in the ACC, Nearby East Carolina University Pirates in Greenville, with its traditional strong football and baseball programs, often plays out-of-conference games against plays ACC members, leading to excited "bragging rights" games. 

UNC Wilmington, about 90 minutes southeast of New Bern, also has some sports teams as well. 

Read about the teams, games and matches at the official university athletic sites:


NEW BERN PROFESSIONAL AND MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS

North Carolina professional sports fans can enjoy watching the Carolina Panthers football team, Carolina Hurricanes Ice Hockey team.

There are many minor league baseball teams in North Carolina (think Bull Durham!). New Bern itself has its own New Bern River Rats of the Coastal Plain League. Attending their games has become a popular family pastime. Nearby Kinston has the Kinston Indians as well.



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Call Bob Bartram 252-636-7313, New Bern NC's most knowledgeable realtor. CENTURY 21 Action Associates award winning real estate agentThis useful New Bern NC info is brought to you by Bob Bartram of CENTURY 21 Zaytoun Raines, New Bern's most knowledgeable realtor!  
Bob is an expert in helping New Bernians with all their real estate needs, from buying a home or lot
, selling a home or land, buying or selling investment property, custom homes or new construction, waterfront property or parcels of land or buildable lots. Bob can help you find the right neighborhood and amenities, and discover activities and recreation to help you feel at home in beautiful and friendly New Bern, North Carolina!

For personalized information about buying or selling real estate in New Bern NC, fill out our confidential
Online New Bern NC Real Estate Request Form or
call Bob Bartram TODAY at (252) 636-7313 for immediate assistance.

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