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Jordan Lake Tours guide David draws from more than 15 years' experience to navigate groups across scenic Jordan Lake. After helping passengers settle into the vessel, he ferries them on aquatic journeys to spot local wildlife such as finches, bald eagles, and toupee-wearing herons. David shares his knowledge of the local animals and points out any camera-worthy sights. Throughout tours, the captain keeps his passengers safe and comfortable with provided life jackets (only required for passengers under 12 years of age) and snacks. Jordan Lake Tours' pontoon boat can accommodate groups of 12.

Poe's Ridge Ramp
Moncure,
NC
US

Built in 1925, the Temple Theatre first served as a vaudeville venue, later becoming a host for road shows, burlesque, and movies. However, the theatre closed in 1965, and would be subjected to disrepair, vandalism, and skeleton xylophone recitals for more than 15 years. A 1981 restoration project returned the theatre to its former glory. Today, seated under the gilded chandelier and wooden trim, theatergoers lose themselves in the thoughtful dramas enacted upon the stage.

114 Carthage St
Sanford,
NC
US

Speed Compound Motocross Park offers a 1.2-mile track of challenging all-natural terrain, with full amenities including viewing towers, a pee-wee track for small bikes, and a concession stand. With today's deal, all-day riders bring their own bikes to churn dust on the track's rig-rattling whoops—a series of small bumps like moguls in skiing—as well as on tricky triple jumps and an off-camber turn. Members will also enjoy discounts on future rides. During a four-hour group lesson, experienced instructors teach riders of all ages and levels strategies for motocross survival, such as how to navigate a tricky jump or slay an army of ravenous zombies with nothing but a wrench and a few drops of motor oil. Speed Compound Motocross Park is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes allow for 10 riders maximum, so call soon after purchase to reserve your spot.

96 Sugar Shack Lane
Bear Creek,
NC
US

Highlighting juried art from potters, metal workers, glasswork artists, and musicians, the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival encourages guests to enjoy fine wines while browsing the many booths of hand-crafted work. The indoor and outdoor market spans two days, during which more than a dozen wineries and breweries pour libations, food vendors sling snacks, and more than 80 artists showcase their work.

1801 Nash Street
Sanford,
NC
US