Scotland's Outdoors

The porous soil and low-lying areas of the sand hills has given rise to an interesting habitat defined by longleaf pine trees and scrubby blackjack oaks, interspersed with bogs and swamps where knobby-kneed cypress trees hold sway. Just as important, the land gives access to a variety of pursuits, including the grand old game of the Scots—golf--wine tasting, hiking and paddle sports, or simply watching our kids play I our parks system.

Our Outdoors

Cypress Bend

The land which Cypress Bend Vineyards calls home, is steeped in rich history, passed down through the generations since 1807.


Our Scottish forbears weren’t all work and no play. Along with their pipes and tartans, they brought their love of golf as well.

Lumber River / Chalk Banks

The Lumber River, which meanders along the Scotland County border supports outdoor recreation and river festivals, as well as boating, fishing and picnicking.

Golden Knights

One of our major attractions can be found thousands of feet overhead -- the Golden Knights U.S. Army Parachute Teams

Bike Laurinburg

The Scotland County 147-mile bicycle route system consists of three numbered signed routes and several unsigned connectors.

Outback ATV Park

Outback caters to those wishing to enjoy riding dirt bikes, ATV's, side-by-sides and off-road vehicles through various trails and terrain.

Equestrian Center

At St. Andrews University, some of the students have four legs. In fact, the college’s Equestrian Center is home to too many championships to list here.

Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation in Scotland County is about involving people of all backgrounds and stages of life in a broad spectrum of play and pursuits.

Live Music

In Scotland County, "outdoors" often includes live music. From Laurinburg After Five to Friday Jazz at the Vineyard, to our many festivals, you'll find music and dancing in Scotland County.