Purchase a day pass, rent a fishing pole and spend a leisurely day fishing from one of the island's popular fishing piers or casting a line directly from the beach.
Learn more about the Revolutionary War at Moore's Creek National Battlefield, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie (www.nps.gov/mocr). Watch the website for info on Living History demonstrations. Campgrounds and hiking trails are open year round.
Visit Surf City's new course and try your hand at disc golf. Located at 102 H20 Place, just off Hwy 210, the course opened in spring 2017 and is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Go rollerskating at Topsail’s history skating rink!
Catch a free family-oriented movie at Soundside Park thanks to the always active Surf City Parks and Recreation Dept. Movies are screened each Friday, June through August. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chairs!
Follow the island’s military history at the Missiles & More Museum in Topsail.
Send the little ones for a free science class at Ecological Marine Adventures in Surf City. Free classes are held from 1-2pm each Tuesday.
Learn all about the sea life that calls Eastern North Carolina home during the NC Aquarium’s annual outreach program classes at the Assembly Building in Topsail.
Take a drive to Poplar Grove Plantation and experience life at an old plantation house.
Go for a stroll on the boardwalk at Soundside Park in Surf City and take in the beautiful views of the sound.