Situated about two miles north of historic downtown Fayetteville, J. Bayard Clark Park’s eastern boundary fronts the Cape Fear River. The 5.3-mile Cape Fear River Trail, as well as the Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail, can be accessed from this park. The nature center has a number of animal, plant and environmental exhibits. It is a great place for bird watching and offers a variety of indigenous plant life and several scenic spots that overlook the river.
Hours: Open to the public. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Times may change with time of year.