Norwood is nestled in a beautiful area between two rivers next to the Uwharrie Mountains. Besides the multitude of recreation and entertainment opportunities nearby there are also local places for visitors and residents to enjoy.
There are two town parks for relaxation, recreation and exercise. The Darrell Almond Community Park is on North Main Street. This park features a gazebo next to the central pond and the Skidmore House which is available for community use. The park also features two walking trails, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, a shuffle board court and playground equipment. Picnic shelters and the Skidmore House can be reserved at Town Hall. Norwood Memorial Park, located between Turner and College streets, has athletic fields and a larger community building, that building can be reserved for a fee at Town Hall.
Norwood has recently adopted a comprehensive transportation plan, pedestrian plan and land use plan. These plans will help the town grow in a meaningful way and provide more sidewalks and trails along with an overall plan for better roads and transportation. Several state bicycle trails pass through town and there are scenic by-ways along N.C. 24-27-73 and other highways.
Celebrations throughout the year include Arbor Day in April, Picnic in the Park in October and the annual Christmas parade the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving. The nearby Fork Stable hosts Outdoor Heritage Days and two weeks of equestrian cross country, dressage and show jumping competitions.
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People line up early for the annual Christmas parade on Main Street.