Sports & Recreation

Outdoor Activity

A mild four-season climate and proximity to rural areas combine to make Benson a paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The action starts right here in town, with our excellent parks and recreation facilities, and continues beyond the city limits with a host of options for hiking and camping, canoeing and kayaking, hunting and fishing. The North Carolina beaches are also close enough for easy day trips.


Golf is a year-round sport here, and there are a variety of beautiful and challenging courses nearby. For a change of pace, the legendary golfing playgrounds of Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach are a short drive away.

Spectator Sports

A quick drive from the downtown area of Benson, be sure to visit GALOT Motorsports Park to check out races at their drag-strip and their demolition derby area!

For spectators, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area is home to NHL hockey, two minor league baseball teams and major college sporting events.