Welcome to Macon
One of the fastest-growing communities in North Carolina that still holds its small-town charm
Macon is located in Warren County, North Carolina, and was named by the long-time speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives, Nathaniel Macon. Warren County is one of North Carolina’s quickest growing populations, but the local government is still dedicated to serving its citizens and the local businesses that make this community so special.
What to Love
- Small town atmosphere
- Beautiful mountain views
- Close-knit community
The locals in Macon are fond outdoor enthusiasts who take every chance they get to enjoy the gorgeous parks and lakeside recreation that Lake Gaston and its surrounding area have to offer. This is a family-friendly area, with beautiful and sweeping mountain views. Macon is an up-and-coming area for the adventurer who is looking to raise a family surrounded by the bounty of nature in all directions.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Macon itself is still growing its local businesses and shops, but Warrenton and Norlina are close by and offer plenty of options for casual and upscale dining and drinking. The best entertainment here can be found on the lake, so don’t be afraid to head out on the lake with the family and do some cooking. Maybe you even want to start up a restaurant yourself, and Macon is the perfect place to do so!
Given the lovely and historical significance of the area, you can’t go wrong by spending a weekend visiting the gift shop and museum at the Macon County Historical Society. If you’ve gone there enough, make history yourself by becoming a volunteer!
Things to Do
Visit the beautiful Medoc Mountain State Park for over ten miles of hiking and ten miles of bridle (horse) trails! Challenge yourself by going rock climbing on the far reaches of Medoc Mountain, or get out of the house and stay at one of the 34 sites at the Medoc Mountain campground - complete with a bathhouse! Medoc Mountain State Park is a fisher’s dream, thanks to Fishing Creek. Here, you will find a paradise for anglers and paddlers, and once you’ve caught a big one, there are picnic grounds throughout the scenic meadows with grills to cook them on. If the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum sounds familiar, you’re in luck. This paranormal group hosts a bigfoot search right here on Medoc Mountain!
For another excellent park to enjoy, head over to Buck Spring Park. This park is famous to the local community for its hike trails, bike trails, and epic playground. Bring local, farm-fresh food from the stands you may encounter on the way, and have a picnic at one of the tables or shelters. Within the park is the historic site, the Buck Spring Plantation, home place and gravesite of Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837), a well-known national figure and prominent Senator and Congressman. This site has historic buildings, such as the Corn Crib as well as a fishing pier on Lake Gaston, with tons of primitive camping sites. Click here for a full list of activities and facilities.
There are a couple of schools in Macon, North Carolina that rank well in the area. Given Macon’s vibrant rural community and family-friendly atmosphere, it is a great place to raise school-age children.