Positioned at the confluence of Green, Smith & Kershaw Creeks Oriental offers endless opportunities for paddle sports. Adventurous souls can take to the big waters of the Neuse River & Pamlico Sound. Regardless your preference, miles upon miles of paddle trails are waiting. Take a look at the VisitONC.com paddle trails map and plan your next adventure.
When cyclists venture out from Oriental & onto the backroads around Pamlico County they’ll find a treasure trove of fresh asphalt, minimal traffic & courteous locals. Add in the beautiful scenery & wildlife and it’s no wonder that Cycle NC chooses Oriental as a host city for their coastal ride. Check out the VisitONC.com cycling map to plan your next ride.
The Neuse River, Pamlico Sound & their tributaries come together to create a world class fishery for both salt & fresh water species. Numerous talented & respected guides make their living guiding the waters around Oriental.
Oriental is a funky place with plenty of eclectic & eccentric personalities. Is it any wonder then that this town of 900 has a burgeoning art scene? From fine art photography to abstract painting and hand crafted pottery the talent of local artists will impress even the most sophisticated palettes.