Welcome to Rolesville, a hidden gem in the northeastern corner of Wake County with easy connection to Raleigh and home to more than 8,000 full-time residents. Visitors will encounter a warm, welcoming spirit, small-town pride and genuine community as they explore greenway trails, parks, historic sites and sunken treasures. As the second-oldest town in Wake County, Rolesville’s roots run deep. Established in 1837, the area has held fast to its engaging Southern charm.
Enjoy the outdoor activities available at Main Street Park in the middle of downtown Rolesville, complete with four rentable shelters, a gazebo, open-play field, playground and more than a mile of greenway trails. Take a hike along Mill Bridge Nature Park, home to a 200-seat amphitheater and trails that connect with the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation greenways. Linger at the Little House Museum and Gallery to learn about the history of Rolesville. Or you can also take a walk—or should we say dive—on the wild side and explore Fantasy Lake Adventure Park, an astounding 50-acre, one-billion-gallon stone quarry that has become a local mecca for scuba divers.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, discover the family-owned and operated eateries such as Off The Hook Seafood Restaurant, Granchio and Los Tres Magueyes for a variety of tempting culinary offerings. Swing by the Rolesville Diner at breakfast or lunchtime for some "home-style country cookin’" (biscuits with gravy, please!).
Seasonal fun abounds in Rolesville, with hometown favorites like the Rolesville 4th of July Festival, the Town of Rolesville Movie Night series throughout the summer and the town Christmas Parade held on the first Sun. in Dec. Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Rolesville Fall Funfest in Nov. featuring a multitude of crafts and arts vendors. Rolesville is a pleasure to rediscover all year long!