At A-1 Sports and Wellness Center, a team of sports specialists and personal trainers help clients of all ages perfect their game and build their bodies into lean, muscular machines. Golf expert Kenrick Smith helps players fine-tune swings and strategy with video analysis and driving range practice. The facility also hosts archery ranges, kids' track programs, and batting cages that help train aspiring athletes in a wide range of skills.
Frog Hollow Outdoors's trained and enthusiastic team rekindles relationships with Mother Nature through canoe and kayak instruction, guided lake and river tours, and gear rentals. During instructional classes, the staffers teach the fundamentals of canoeing and kayaking, which include paddling basics, capsize recovery, and wet exits. They also lead adventure camps for pintsize explorers and overnight expeditions for outdoorsy vampires.
In curating trips and renting watercraft that cruise the tree-lined Neuse River, Paddle Creek provides visitors with a variety of options for navigating the waterway. Along the way, paddlers may spot local wildlife, including turtles and deer. More advanced half-day trips are also available, and those who want to strike out on their own can rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards with all equipment included.
You slide into the starting position, gripping the rope. For a moment, your eyes wander, surveying the white sand beaches and clear waters that surround you. High on a mast above, a cable carrier hooks the other end of your rope?with a tug, you launch into the water. Without the hum of a boat's outboard motor, you're free to concentrate on the sound of your wakeboard cutting the water's surface as you prepare to lift out of the rippling waves and off the first jump.
This is the introduction wake-boarders and wake-skaters at Hexagon Wake Park receive when they set out on the flexible cable that winds through the Tucker Lake obstacle course at high speeds. In this controlled environment, instructors help riders of all ages master the particulars of extreme water sports, such as how to stand and when to give ducks the right of way. Beside the cable park, other visitors explore the open water aboard stand-up paddleboats and kayaks. Visitors can also explore beachside attractions such as water slides, rope swings, and inflatable climbing structures.
Burger, shake, and a side of fries makes for the perfect diner meal at Blue Ribbon Diner.
Blue Ribbon Diner will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Blue Ribbon Diner.
You can also serve food from Blue Ribbon Diner at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Or, take your grub to go.
At Blue Ribbon Diner, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Blue Ribbon Diner.
Blue Ribbon Diner dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
White-sand beaches flank a 6-acre manmade, sand-bottom lake at Fantasy Lake Water Park, a family-friendly destination offering attractions both in and out of the water. There are numerous water slides, including enclosed-tube slides, open slides with foam mats, and drop slides that unleash adrenaline by sending bodies freefalling to a splash landing. Visitors can also glide into the lake on swings or play games of volleyball or basketball waist deep in water. Pedal-boat rentals are included with admission, giving legs a chance to do some of the work after walking around on your hands all day. Kid-friendly ziplines and other attractions populate a children?s zone, and the savory scents of barbecue drift from charcoal grills in a picnic area.