Trips & Tours


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Enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us!  Unless indicated otherwise, all trips depart from The Village at First Assembly in Concord, located at 280 Concord Parkway, South.   Meet the bus in the parking lot north of Big Lots and across from Arby's.  Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before departure for day trips.

Transportation on day trips are no more than 3 hours one-way on the Parks and Recreation activity bus. Longer trips will be via motor coach.

Please check our current "Leisure Times" for a current listing of all trips and tours or call our office at 704-920-5600 for a complete listing.





Activity # 7004.314
It is time once again to travel north-west for our annual visit to Shatley Springs Country Inn Restaurant. We will fill our bellies and wander down the mountain, revisiting another favorite stop at the Ashe County Cheese Plant & Cheese Store. Take advantage of the famous cheese curds and more goodies. As if we hadn't enough food for the day, we will stop at Deal Orchards on the way home to collect on delicious apples and treats for our friends, family and selves!
Bus Departs: 7:45 a.m.; Returns: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday, 10/23
Fee: $22 plus cost of meal, and goodies



Activity # 7002.314
You don't know and we won't tell, just where we'll leave our dusty trail. Heading North, South, East or West, just sit on back and we'll handle the rest. Lunches are on your own and wear your walking shoes. Walking and exploration will be at an individual pace.
Bus Departs: 7:45 a.m.; Returns: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday, 11/6
Fee: $23 plus cost of meal



Activity # 7007.314
Join the excitement of the 7th annual Celebration of Seagrove Pottery. The town and the country's many potters are preparing for the big even. We will explore the potteries and take a glimpse of the weekends festivities. Time and weather permitting, we may make a mystery stop on the way home! Lunches are on your own and wear your walking shoes.
Bus Departs: 8:45 a.m.; Returns: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Day: Friday, 11/21
Fee: $13 plus cost of meal



Activity # 7006.314
'Tis the season for celebration and decoration! We will begin our visit of western North Carolina with a grand tour of the Biltmore House and its luxurious holiday decorations. Once we have seen all of the House's great offerings we will meander down to Antler Hill Village for lunch and a brief time for shopping. Our excursion will continue to the Omni Grove Park Inn for a chance to view the many Gingerbread House creations from around the country. You are welcome to observe the works of art or simply enjoy a relaxing seat by the fire. We will stop for a quick dinner on the way home.
Bus Departs: 7:30 a.m.; Returns: 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Day: Thursday, 12/4

Fee: $58 plus cost of lunch and dinner.
  Eat breakfast prior to departure.




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Concord Parks and Recreation
147 Academy Ave., NW
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026
Fax: 704-792-1971
Email:  Recreation@concordnc.gov

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Director of Parks & Recreation:
Bob Dowless
(704) 920-5610
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