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Wendell A Little Town on the Edge of Big-City Possibility


A Little Town on the Edge of Big-City Possibility

Located just northeast of Raleigh and slightly southeast of Wake Forest, Rolesville, North Carolina is a charming little country town filled with big possibilities. Here, you’ll find an Life moves a little slower in Wendell (actually pronounced “win-DELL” by the locals), but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in this little town! Just 15 minutes from Raleigh, Wendell sits right on the brink of all the endless possibilities of the Triangle, yet it enjoys a more laid-back lifestyle of small-town charm, and of course, plenty of Southern hospitality that comes along with it. If you want to be close to the opportunities of Raleigh while still enjoying a little bit of country in your lifestyle, then Wendell might be just the place for you. 

What to Do?

Food & Drinks

41 North Coffee

For a delicious, farm fresh meal, visit Farmhouse Café located in Wendell Falls. This unique restaurant is owned by Patrick Cowden and Daniel Whittaker, both award winning chefs. They have a loaded menu that everyone in the family will enjoy.  

Enjoy coffee and waffles? 41 North Coffee is the place to go in downtown Wendell! They serve many flavored lattes, coffee, teas, and so much more. Gabby, owner and registered dietitian, uses many family recipes and her own culinary expertise in the menu. Check out the quiche and waffles for breakfast, and the paninis and soups for lunch. 

For a fun night out with friends, visit Bearded Bee Brewing Company located in downtown Wendell. They have many different types of beer to choose from and food trucks/events almost every day. They use local ingredients and support local beekeepers to ensure honey bees are kept safe. 


Wendell General Store

Grab some ice cream and go shopping all at the Wendell General Store in downtown Wendell. This adorable shop features old fashioned candy, North Carolina made jams and jellies, local honey, Ashe County cheese, and over 20 glass bottled drinks to take you back in time.  

Find all of your gifts and décor at The Shops at Southern Charm located in downtown Wendell. There are several local boutiques with women’s clothing, accessories, crafts, and so much more. 


Robertson Millpond Preserve

Spend time in nature at Robertson Millpond Preserve. With 85-acres to explore, you can spend the entire day hiking the trails, fishing, enjoying the historic sites, and boating.

The cypress swamp is home to many different species, including the screech and great horned owls, black ducks, downy woodpeckers, beavers, frogs, turtles, and fish. Make sure to bring your phone with you for Instagram worthy pictures and videos. 

Enjoy a round of golf at the Wendell Country Club. This 18-hole course has been known as the “best golf value in Wake County” since is opening in 1957. While you’re there, take a few practice swings at the range, or ask about joining their member-only pool. If you need to work on your golf game, schedule a time to meet with Hall of Fame Golf Coach at NC State and PGA Member, Richard Sykes.  

Wendell Farmers Market

Markets & Activities

We love our farmers markets in the Triangle! If you are looking for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables for those hot summer days, look no further than the Wendell Farmers Market. You can also find everything from local honey, handmade soaps and jewelry from local artisans. 

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