Albemarle is the main city in North Carolina in the United States of America with a population of approximately 15.000 residents. The name of Albemarle comes from the town Aumale from Normandy, France, whose name is derived from the Latin alba marginal meaning white heaven. Human existence proof was found providing information on people who lived here 10.000 years ago. Back to present, Albemarle is the home of several famous people like W. Horace Carter, a Pulitzer prize winner, Kellie Pickler, singer, Alexander Wolf, architect and Heather Ross Miller, writer. If you live close to Albemarle or you are just traveling in the area, do not forget to visit a few important attractions.
Top attractions within Albemarle
Dennis Vineyard Winery is close to the Albemarle city center and offers vineyard tours with complex explanations about wine making and for a cost of only 3 dollars you can participate at the wine tasting of six different wines produced there and you will also receive a glass of their best wine.
Badin Lake is located in the north side of Albemarle, more exactly, in the Uwharrie National Forest. The lake offers recreational activities for adults and children in the middle of the nature. You can take long walks, go bird watching or admiring the flora and fauna of this beautiful place in North Carolina.
Morrow Mountain State Park is in a mountain area within Albemarle. You can take a walk down Pee Dee River, visit the museum inside the park or the settlement of replicas of historic Albemarle establishments from the late 19th century. You can see how the houses looked back in 1870 and you can also visit the doctor's office, the post office, the infirmary and a green house. If you are not such a history fan you can swim or fish in the Pee Dee.