Walking Trails

Walking Your Way Towards Good Health

Healthy Craven Now is a walking initiative designed to encourage, support, and promote walking thirty minutes or more a day.

Physical activity is a healthy activity that helps to prevent chronic disease. Walking is one of the easiest and safest activities to start walking towards good health. These walking maps are provided by the Craven County Health Department and ENRICH (Healthy Carolinians in Craven & Pamlico Counties)

There is a growing need and responsibility to provide resources for walking sites. To learn about the walking trails in and around Craven County view the brochure and trail sites and click on the available map for print.

Please visit the "safety tips" section and obey all pedestrian and traffic rules as they apply to the areas in which you choose to walk.

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Downtown New Bern 2 miles
Historic Downtown New Bern - This trail begins and ends at the Riverfront Convention Center in downtown New Bern and encircles the historic district of the city. Be aware that while most of this trail offers paved sidewalks, there are roads that need to be crossed and attention given to vehicular traffic patterns.

Cove City Park .4 miles
110 Trenton Road, Cove City
The Cove City Park in Cove City is found 13 miles west of New Bern. Make a right off the Highway 70 West exit ramp onto Trenton Road. The park is 1.5 miles north of Highway 70 and on the left side after passing Willis Road. This park has a rustic grass path trail designated as the Johnny Monroe Ward Memorial Trail. An Eagle Scout Project has provided numerous markers throughout the tree-lined trails marking the two available nature trails.

Craven Community College 1 mile outer loop and .22 mile inner loop
800 College Court, New Bern Campus
The Craven County Community College Trails offers two trails. The outer loop encircles the entire perimeter of the college and various campus buildings surround the inner loop. Be aware of vehicular traffic patterns.

Glenburnie Park .8 miles
340 Glenburnie Drive, New Bern
Glenburnie Park is a 51 acre park located on the Neuse River and is north of the city and offers a hilly terrain. The trail encircles the perimeter of the park including a short path through woods and includes views of the river. Rest room facilities are available.

Havelock City Park .4 miles
198 Cunningham Blvd, Havelock
City Park is located off Highway 70 in Havelock and is a 10 acre park. The walking trail surrounds the perimeter of the park and is a concrete paved sidewalk. There is a playground and rest room facilities available.

D. E. Henderson Park .4 miles
940 Chapman Street, New Bern
Henderson Park is found behind the Stanley White Recreation Center in the middle of New Bern. The trail is on a gravel path and includes an outdoor workout area, children's playground, and basketball courts. Rest room facilities are available.

Lawson Creek Park .8 miles
1309 Country Club Road, New Bern
The Lawson Creek Trail offers views of both the river and surrounding nature. There is a mix of wooden planks, gravel, and grass as the trail winds through the park. The park encompasses 140 acres and is located west of the Tryon Palace on the Trent River. A playground and rest room facilities are available.

Pleasant Hill Park .2 miles
427 NC 55 Highway West, New Bern
The Pleasant Hill Trail is located on Highway 55 West and offers a simple circular gravel walking trail surrounded on one side by trees. There is also a volleyball court and inside the trail is a children's playground. Rest room facilities are available.

Union Point Park .3 miles
210 East Front Street, New Bern
Union Point Park offers a scenic walking trail that encompasses the beautiful waterways of New Bern. The sidewalk trail follows the perimeter of the park with views of the Neuse and Trent River in downtown New Bern. Rest room facilities are available.

Vanceboro Walking Path 1.4 miles
Town of Vanceboro
The Vanceboro Walking Path offers a view of the quaint downtown and quiet neighborhood community. The path offers a combination of sidewalks and roadside surfaces. Caution is necessary when crossing roads and adhering to vehicular traffic patterns, vehicular traffic signals, and cross walks.


City of Havelock

City of New Bern Parks and Recreation

Craven Community College

Craven County Cooperative Extension

Craven County Government Recreation & Parks

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina

ENRICH (Eastern Neuse River Initiative for Community Health) Healthy Carolinians



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