Now that Labor Day is behind us, the summer season has officially ended. Time to put away your white clothes, and break out the oranges, browns and deep reds to enjoy the cooling temperatures as we make our way into fall! Read more
Chapel Hill, NC — Enjoy stunning piedmont views and an elegant, country feel at this home in Chapel Hill. Inside a beautiful, family-friendly neighborhood, 60 Meadow Run sits on 4.5 acres and includes the perfect front porch for rocking chairs! You’ll surely be relishing the North Carolina summers here. Read more
Pittsboro, NC — Enjoy wide-open spaces and big views with 88 Quartz Hill. With a grilling deck for summer and a wood-burning fireplace for winter, you’ll reap the full benefits of country living year-round. Read more
Pittsboro, NC – I’m always writing about the great outdoors in Chatham County, but I like getting dressed up as much as the next girl. Here’s a list of places in Chatham County that are spicing it up for Valentine’s Day. Read more
Chapel Hill, NC – My family loves outdoor living and a natural lifestyle. That’s what makes Briar Chapel one of my favorite Triangle Communities. Now, a new park is set to open, one of 21 planned for this ingenious and ambitious community. Read more
Chatham County, N.C. – I was first attracted to Briar Chapel by the bike trails. But I did not know that it was the largest green community in the Triangle. Here’s some interesting facts about eco-friendly living in Chatham County. Read more
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Pittsboro, NC – Once Fall arrives, I look forward to warm apple cider, colorful leaves, hay rides, jack-o-lanterns and street fairs. Now is a great time to visit some of the local farms to get a pumpkin and try your luck in the corn maze.
Pittsboro Street Fair
I like to start my Fall activities with the Pittsboro Street Fair. Its close to home and full of local artists, craftsmen, ready-to-eat and take-home food, and live musical entertainment with tons of free children’s activities from 10 am – 5 pm.
Come out to the Pittsboro Street Fair in Pittsboro, Saturday October 22nd on Hanks Street.
The Haw River Sunset Paddle
Take in the spectacular fall colors during a sunset paddle behind the Bynum Dam with Haw River Canoe & Kayak. The flatwater of the dam is especially well-suited for young and novice paddlers, with smooth paddling and plenty to see. You may get to see a great blue heron, belted kingfishers, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and eagles while paddling.
The paddle begins at 5p.m. this Saturday, October 22nd. The trip fee is $25.00 per person. If you bring a canoe or kayak, the trip fee is $20 per person.
To register, please call Haw River Canoe and Kayak at 336-260-6465. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Some Story Telling & Short Truths
If siting back in a chair and listing to some good stories is what you’d rather do this Saturday night, come on out to Bynum General Store‘s front porch between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Listen to stories spun by storytellers J.A. Bolton and Randy Rayfield.
Farm Fun, Amazing Mazes, And Halloween Festivals
Here is a great list of places to take the family and enjoy all the Fall activities.
- Halloween Hoopla – Siler City
- The Chapel Hill Preservation Society presents Haunted Chapel Hill tours
- Halloween Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington Village
- Halloween Express Train on the New Hope Valley Railway – New Hope
- Ganyard Hill Farm – Durham
- Carrboro Halloween Carnival – Carrboro
- Hart’s Pumpkin Farm – 885 Meroney Church Road, Bear Creek
Wishing you a spook-tacular October!
Chapel Hill, NC – A short drive from Pittsboro is A Southern Season, one of the state’s most wonderful and famous places to buy food, cooking implements, home wares and more. I was interested to learn that the business was recently sold to a prestigious group of local investors. Read more
Chapel Hill, NC – A while back, I wrote about the great restaurant scene on West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. But, sometimes, I don’t feel like a “scene.” Fortunately, Chapel Hill also has The Farm House Restaurant. Read more