Spend time in the bustling enclave of Wendell and you’ll understand how it earned the motto, “Small Town, Big Charm.” All along Main St. and throughout historic downtown Wendell, a designated location on the National Register of Historic Places, private homes and vintage buildings display the architecture of our American heritage. Downtown, an enticing array of local retailers, shops and eateries, plus free Wi-Fi provided by the town, make Wendell fun and easy to explore.
Local events and celebrations are hosted in Wendell throughout the year, like the Wendell Harvest Festival, International Food and Music Festival, Wendell Wonderland and Spring Fling. Find a wine perfect for your taste buds at Wine and Beer 101, offering weekly wine tastings and exceptional craft beers from local area breweries such as Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company, Lynnwood Brewing Concern and Nickelpoint Brewing Co.
Sat. mornings are perfect for a trip to the Wendell Farmer’s Market (May through Oct.)—where you can select fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers—or for trips to locally-owned coffee spots like 41 North Coffee in downtown or Grounds Cafe in the gorgeous Wendell Falls neighborhood.
For the outdoor enthusiast, trek out to Roberston Millpond Preserve where you can rent kayaks and navigate your way around the loop paddle trail, or enjoy an afternoon at Wendell Park. Get in a round of disc golf, allow the kids to explore the playground, let four-legged friends frolic in the dog park, or hit the tennis court before enjoying a picnic for the whole family. If you prefer the golf course, hit the links at Wendell Country Club, an 18-hole course that's open to the public and includes a fully-stocked pro shop, plus Divots Grill, open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.