Albemarle Sound & Town Creeks

The easily navigable waters of the Albemarle Sound and adjacent creeks are a boater’s dream. The Sound is ideal for sailing, sunset cruising, skiing, fishing, swimming, and all types of water activities. Two navigable creeks are ideal for canoeing and kayaking - Queen Anne’s Creek and Pembroke Creek, a state designated canoe trail. Kayaks are available for rent at the Waterfront Park, and transient boaters may dock at the town’s dock.

Edenton Steamers

Historic Hicks Field is home of the Coastal Plain League’s Edenton Steamers during the summer months. College players reside with local host families during the season. The team draws large crowds seeking family entertainment.

Chowan Country Club

Golfers enjoy postcard weather on the greens overlooking the Albemarle Sound at the Chowan Golf and Country Club. The semi-private club features an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, sound front pool, snack bar & grill, and a pro shop.

Gym Membership

There are two privately owned membership gyms located in downtown Edenton. Both offer the services of personal trainers.

Chowan County residents may enjoy use of the Recreation Department’s facility at the Northern Chowan Community Center.


Many locals participate in an active Tennis League. The town has six lit courts located on Broad Street at John A. Holmes High School that are available for public use.

Outer Banks

The nearby Outer Banks offers world renowned sport fishing. Only an hour and fifteen minutes drive, many Edenton residents make frequent trips to the seashore to take advantage of the ocean’s amenities.