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Hike to an Airplane Crash in North Carolina

We all know that North Carolina has much to offer; however, it’s home to only one known plane crash site. Tucked in the Great Smoky Mountains, Waterrock Knob Trail is your literal road to ruin. A highly-rated trail for hikers and explorers alike, the trail is two miles roundtrip, located at the highest elevation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The closest city being Waynesville, the area has a remote feel to it, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, bird watching and complete immersion in nature. Of course, its most unnatural feature is its plane crash site.
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Trail Ahead

With your New Year’s resolutions set, you may be looking for activities involving exercise and exploration. We’ve got you covered on both, at the same time. There’s the treadmill, there’s Pilates classes and then, there’s walking trails that lead to an old laboratory and abandoned cotton factory ruins. A day trip from Chatham County, you’re 2.5 hours away from an afternoon adventure like no other. Of all the reasons we love North Carolina, it’s diverse range of day trips tops the list; from mountains, to sea, to abandoned cotton factory ruins, all in the same day.

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Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge

It’s back and better than ever! The Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge takes Chatham County by storm on Saturday, April 13th at 7:00 a.m., challenging racers to see just how far they can go. As the fifth annual 12-Hour Challenge and the only 12-hour race in the Triangle, this unique event is a test of physical fitness and a front seat view to the beauty of Jordan Lake.

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A Night for New Year’s

Your Christmas tree may still be up, but the twinkling lights of New Year’s Eve are just around the corner. With a countdown to 2019 on the way, we hope you will be ringing in the New Year in Chatham County!

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Fall on the Haw

The weather starts cooling off, the leaves begin to change and it becomes obvious that fall is in the air. Just because the seasons are changing does not mean you can’t keep exploring the great North Carolina outdoors. As a matter of fact, the Haw River is still flowing and still welcomes you for a visit. If you have not stopped by in a while, there are many changes to the recreational areas that may stand out to you. For nature lovers, the fun continues as the progress towards uniting public enjoyment and conservation together perseveres.

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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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Chatham County Just Received Two Statewide Accolades

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What do community college and tourism have in common? They are both earning Chatham County some serious bragging rights. Read more

Land & Paddle Trails on the Haw River

Pittsboro, NC – Labor Day weekend is a good time to start thinking about Autumn. This Fall, I think I’d like to explore more of the Haw River, upstream from Chatham County. Read more

Haw River Hike This Sunday

Pittsboro, NC – Just a short post about a Haw River hike on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Read more