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New Year, New Landing Place, New Bern!

Do your New Year’s resolutions include taking on fresh and exciting boating adventures in 2024? If so, then you need to add New Bern, NC, to your list of 2024 destinations!

New Bern is a central part of the Neuse River boating community and has all sorts of events, activities, and restaurants to enjoy. It’s also home to one of the best marinas on the East Coast — the Northwest Creek Marina. 

At the Northwest Creek Marina, we do things differently. Our facility has resort-like amenities and is in a prime location on the Neuse River. At the marina you can access the fuel dock, Marker 19 Ship Store that is stocked with boat parts, alcohol, ice and snacks, our Boater’s Lounge, dog park, laundry facilities, a lawn area for events, and much more!

Come stay with us and enjoy the sights and sounds of New Bern, including:

Historical Landmarks

New Bern is nestled at the conjunction of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. It’s not just a picturesque destination but also one steeped in history. 

As the second-oldest city in North Carolina, it’s home to beautifully preserved architecture, including the iconic Tryon Palace, the state’s first capitol. You’ll also find a selection of museums in the area.

The city’s historic charm, coupled with its serene Neuse River views, make it a great stop for boaters. 

Annual Events to Spice Up Your Stay

Not much of a history buff? The Neuse River community has events scheduled all year long, which means that you’ll have plenty to do no matter when you lay anchor at the Northwest Creek Marina. 

Here are a few highlights:


MumFest is held every October and is one of New Bern’s most anticipated events. This year’s festival is slated for October 12-13. At the festival, you’ll be immersed in a combination of entertainment, exhibitors, attractions, and family fun — with fantastic food along the way, of course.

Over the last few years, the festival has drawn in tens of thousands of attendees, including locals, land-loving tourists, and boat captains. MumFest is held in downtown New Bern, just a short drive away from the Northwest Creek Marina. 

Neuse River Days 

The Neuse River boating community is one of the most active in the nation. That should come as no surprise, as the Neuse River is the perfect environment for cruising, relaxing, or having some fun on your boat. Throughout the year, the Neuse River plays host to fishing tournaments, environmental education activities, and so much more.

One of our favorite river-centric events is the Footloose on the Neuse Concert Series. The series runs every other Friday, beginning May 24, 2024, and closing out August 30. Each event is held at Union Point Park and begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

Dive Into the Local Culture 

Are you interested in something a little more low-key? If so, the Northwest Creek Marina can serve as the ideal launch point for your daily dives into New Bern. Our marina is a short car ride away from the community’s rich culture and events.

The New Bern Farmers Market takes place every Saturday throughout the year. It’s open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and gives you a chance to partake in locally grown produce, farm-raised meats, and baked goods.

If you want to indulge in some culinary delights, New Bern’s downtown area has many options to choose from. The Country Biscuit has a laid-back environment and some excellent home cooking. Morgan’s Tavern and Grill and Bay Leaf offer some higher-end dishes and dynamic menus. These are just a few of the great restaurants in New Bern. 

Outdoor Adventures

With such an active boating community, there are events going on just about every weekend around the Neuse River. You can rent a kayak and explore the shoreline, go for a hike, or cruise around the river and take in the sights. 

Book Your Boat Slip Today

Whatever you choose to do in New Bern, it’s sure to be a fun and memorable experience. If you need some more tips on how to spend your days in New Bern, make sure to check in with the Northwest Creek Marina team, and we’ll gladly point you in the right direction.

The Northwest Creek Marina is the premier marina in New Bern, and we book up fast. Reserve your boat slip today, and make our resort-like facility your home base during your stay on the Neuse River!

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