- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Sanford, North Carolina, including 65 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From San-Lee Park to San-Lee Recreation & Educational Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sanford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Apex, Southern Pines, Fuquay-Varina and Pittsboro.
Showcasing the work of local artists, ChathamArts Gallery displays a variety of artwork in the mediums of fiber, metal, wood, and more. The gallery holds monthly receptions where the public can meet and view an artist and their work.
In addition to consignment and brokered boat sales, Jordan Lake Water Sports provides captained pontoon boat tours, boat and equipment rentals, and boat storage with valet launch services. The company even has stand-up paddle board yoga classes.
Featuring nearly 14,000 acres of water, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area provides water access for fishing, swimming and boating. The park also offers children's playgrounds, hiking trails, campgrounds, sheltered picnic areas and barbecue grills.
86% 202 votes
280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502 MoreLess Info
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area features 14,000 acres of water and activities for people of all ages. Visitors can enjoy hiking, windsurfing, wildlife and bird watching, boating, camping, and more.
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31 Bynum Beach Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view natural scenery and a variety of local wildlife at Bynum Beach Haw River Access Area. The area offers beach access and is also good for hiking, boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
The rail-trail of the American Tobacco Trail is ideal for people of all ages. It features cultural history and environmental programs, as well as trails for dog walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
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5355 Hwy 22, Southern Pines, NC MoreLess Info
Moore Humane's Pooch Park In The Pines is a fenced dog park that covers nearly four acres of land. While leashes are required for dogs entering or leaving the park, they can be off their leashes once in the fenced area.
88% 8 votes
301 Wagstaff Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC MoreLess Info
The Carrol Howard Johnson Environmental Park is a 28-acre park with a focus on education. The park serves to educate those who visit on the natural wildlife of the Fuquay-Varina area with its wooded paths, various plant species and natural bridges.
The Sandhill Horticultural Gardens feature a delightful assortment of botanical displays, including impressive formal gardens, lush lawns and soaring trees. Admission is free. Tours are available for groups of 10 of more and must be scheduled via telephone two weeks prior to the tour date.