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From the beautiful Scuppernong River boardwalk and local restaurants in town, to the beach a short drive from campus, there's plenty of opportunities to take a break from the studio!

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What to do in and around Columbia, NC

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft is located on the corner of Water and Main Street in Columbia, North Carolina. Visitors enjoy our friendly community, the Scuppernong River boardwalk - perfect for a morning walk - and spectacular sunsets over the river. Main Street features restaurants, a public library, a hardware store, and a pharmacy just steps from our doors. Check the links below, or drop by the Visitor Center while you're in town for more options.

Places to stay

Pocosin Arts Riverside Lodge

Pocosin Arts Riverside Lodge is a great place to stay while taking a workshop at Pocosin Arts. Room sleep from 1-4 persons and each has a private bath.

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Columbia Cottage

COLUMBIA COTTAGE This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath cottage is a one-minute walk to the Scuppernong River Boardwalk, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts, antique store, coffee shop, restaurants and more. If you love birding, we are a short drive from prime viewing locations such as Lake Mattamuskeet and the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge’s Pungo Unit. You can view the Airbnb listing here.

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The Blue Juniper Inn

A contemporary boutique hotel nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s Inner Banks. The Blue Juniper Inn is just a three-minute walk from campus. Email: frontdesk@bluejuniperinn.com

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Page Cottage

This cozy two-bedroom, two-bath cottage is a short walk to the Scuppernong River Boardwalk, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts, antique store, restaurants and more. You can view the Airbnb listing here.

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Cozy Apartment on Main Street

Cozy bedroom with full bath and modern kitchen in a newly renovated apartment overlooking Historical Main street Columbia, NC. Apartment is on the 2nd floor of a historical building, just steps from the Scuppernong River Waterfront and Pocosin Arts Center

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Places to eat

Tienda Mexicana Peniel#2 Authentic Mexicana Grill

Authentic Mexican Food

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Old Colony Smokehouse

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Food Lion

Grocery Store

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Sugared Fig Bake Shoppe

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Hillbilly’s Country Fare

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The Depot

Pizza & Subs

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Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

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Full Circle Crab Company

Seafood Market

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Inner Banks Mercantile

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China King

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Barnyard Betsy Cheesesteaks and Hoagies

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Big Blue 252 Coffee- Fine’s Consignment

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Mood Swings

Southern Comfort Food

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Edenton Coffee House

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Edenton Farmers Market

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Governor’s Pub

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Waterman’s Grill

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309 Bistro & Spirits

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