Magnolia Lane Campground and RV Resort
Where in the world is Pollocksville? Well………it’s off the beaten path for sure! But what a hidden gem we found. Privately owned and the nicest owners ever! That North Carolina charm is something that can’t be beat. Their 4th of July celebration was on the 1st with a complimentary dinner of hot dogs, baked beans, and corn on the cob, cooked on the BIGGEST portable cooker we’ve ever seen!! The evening topped off with a fantastic fireworks display over the lake.
We were about 30 minutes from New Bern in one direction and Swansboro/Cedar Point/Emerald Isle in the other direction – all surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intercostal Waterway, and the Bogue Sound.
We did a day trip to the historic district of New Bern. It’s a beautiful town. We saw lots of cool historic homes, neat little shops, the most gorgeous Episcopal Church, and lots of neat places to eat (of course). The town “mascot” is a Bear, full size bears – all hand painted. We stopped at the Visitors Center to get a map which provides you with the location of more than 60 of them!!! Scavenger hunt………………….
Another day trip took us on a full loop to Swansboro/Cedar Point/Emerald Isle. There’re typical beach towns with a few neat shops and places to eat. Lots of houses on stilts right on the water’s edge. At the very northern tip of Emerald Isle is Fort Macon which we spent some time poking around – soaking in more history of the area.
In between the towns are miles and miles of agriculture farms – tobacco, corn, cotton, peanuts, and a few sunflowers thrown in here and there. What a great part of the country, which we truly love!!