Overlooking the River at Cliffs of the Neuse in Seven Springs, NC
Winding your way down highway 111, full of eastern North Carolina barbecue, you need to find a place to walk off that Brunswick Stew. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park offers easy to moderate short hikes of .2 to .5 miles, reasonable jaunts even for the littlest family member. The cliffs, carved into a bend of the Neuse River, offer a sedimentary snapshot of North Carolina’s geological past. One hundred years ago, people visited to drink from the mineral springs to cure their various ills. Today, folks cure their city blues by swimming, camping, boating or visiting the interpretive museum.