Quality of Life

Parks


Thanks to our mid-Atlantic location, residents in Scotland County can enjoy outdoor activities year round. Our 14 parks provide miles of walking trails, several ball fields, numerous playgrounds and acres of open space. Hiking, fishing and boating enthusiasts will love the Lumber River State Park, which runs through Scotland County. At more than 9,200 acres, including 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, there is more than enough room to get out and enjoy the best nature has to offer.
River surrounded by trees

Higher Education


St. Andrews University brings a vibrancy to Laurinburg that can only be found in and around institutions of higher learning. In addition to the University's 640-acre main campus, St. Andrews has a 300-acre equestrian facility nearby.

Oceans & Mountains


Another advantage of Scotland County's location in southeastern North Carolina is it's proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. In just 2 hours residents can be relaxing on some of the finest white-sand beaches found on the eastern seaboard. And in the other direction, just slightly under three hours to the west, five and six thousand foot peaks beckon hikers, bikers and campers of all levels.