Category Archives: Route 64 Journal

Bringing the Heat to the Season

A few weeks ago, you read about many of the fall festivals that are taking place in the Chatham County area. This week, we hope you are gearing up your anticipation and palate for the 10th Annual Pepperfest! Located at Briar Chapel’s Meadow Park in Chapel Hill on Sunday, September 24 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., there is plenty of time left to plan your visit.

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Fall is for Festivals

What two words go together better than “fall” and “festival?” This month, experience all of the fall excitement through many of the fall festivals taking place in Chatham County. If fall is your favorite time of year, there is no shortness of celebration happening here!

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Steeping Relaxation

From mead to tea, August brings a variety of events to close out another successful summer in North Carolina. At the top of your list this summer should be a visit to the Honeysuckle Tea House, a Chapel Hill favorite. Enjoy locally grown tea in a unique environment, offering garden tours, educational workshops and, this August, Kids Yoga!

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Mead a Break?

Join Starrlight Mead at 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 100 in Pittsboro, NC for their 6th Annual Mead Day Celebration! On Saturday, August 5th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate along with the American Homebrewers Association all things mead! Dress up in your favorite Renaissance attire and grab a glass as you explore all that this honey wine has to offer.

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Skywatching 101

Jordan Lake Skywatching

Maybe you’ve tried bird watching or stargazing, but have you ever tried skywatching? The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and Morehead Planetarium are partnering up to offer you an unparalleled, stellar experience! With free sessions being offered every month, this event is sure to be an “out of this world” opportunity!

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Chatham County Trivia Challenge

Fourth of July

On July 4, 1776, the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain. After this declaration’s adoption by 12 colonies on July 4, the United States began to work its way towards total independence as a free nation. Typically, we observe this day as an opportunity to celebrate our patriotic spirit. In that respect, let’s see how much you know about the history in your backyard, Chatham County!

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The Power of Play at Home

Kiddie Car Wash

Avoid the costs of transportation and admission fees by bringing your own opportunities for play to home! As summer is upon us, transform your backyard into a play paradise to keep the kids close to home. Here are just a few tips to encourage outdoor activity and physical exercise right outside of your door!

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Walking in a Chatham Wonderland

Chatham Walking Series

Get the most out of the summer weather by taking a walk in it! Take full advantage of the Chatham Walking Series and all of the walking trails that the activity has to offer. For a low impact exercise that is beneficial for the mind and body, these offerings are guaranteed to lead you to your next favorite hobby! Grab your water bottle and your walking shoes and explore Chatham County nature on foot!

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Take a Hike

Hiking Challege

Are you ready for your next outdoor adventure? Make it a competition! The Triangle Land Conservancy Hiking Challenge is offering you the opportunity to explore TLC’s six public TLC Preserves. While you do not have to be a member of the organization to participate, participants who are not members when they finish the challenge will receive a complimentary year’s TLC membership.

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A Haw River Getaway

Haw River Header

The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. has been introducing paddlers to one of the Piedmont region’s most dynamic rivers in the form of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Trips cover 3 to 11-mile segments of the river and vary from Alamance County to Chatham County. Guided trips offer a wide range of lessons for both beginner and experienced individuals. Summer camps and courses are also offered for those who have a peaked interest in both the sport and the river itself.

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