The Buffalo Creek Greenway has a paved trail which meanders nearly 3 miles along the Spring Branch to the Neuse River Walk at Smithfield Town Commons then to Buffalo Creek. The path is ten feet wide and perfect for hikers, runners and bikers. Trail entrances are located throughout the downtown area and at the back of Smithfield Community Park.
The Town Commons Boat Ramp is available along the greenway at Smithfield Town Commons for canoeing and kayaking. The Smithfield Historic Walking tour brochures are available at the Historic Hastings House and the Johnston County Heritage Center.