2013 Guide to Renting a Boat on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – I love the great outdoors and, over the last few years, I’ve written all about Jordan Lake – Fall Hiking, Spring Camping, a Dog’s Guide to Jordan Lake and more. But the most popular post has been about renting a boat. Just in time for summer, freshly-updated, is my 2013 Guide to Renting a Boat on Jordan Lake. Read more

Carolina Sailing Foundation Camp

Pittsboro, NC – A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a Kayak and Canoe Camp on the Haw River. In this post, I’ll tell you about Carolina Sailing Foundation summer camps on Jordan Lake and Lake Wheeler. Read more

Update: Renting a Boat on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC –  Jordan Lake Boat Rentals is my most popular story ever. It’s had nearly 10,000 views. But a few significant things have changed on the lake in the last year, so this is an update to the original post. Read more

Dog’s Guide to Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – People love their pets. I love my dog Princess. Yep, that’s her name. Don’t mock, don’t judge. For all you pet-lovers in the area, here’s my Dog’s Guide to Chatham County. Read more

A Guide to Pittsboro Parks

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County is rich in opportunities for outdoor recreation. But, sometimes overlooked, the park system right here in the town of Pittsboro offers many of its own unique charms. Read more

Paddling The Haw River In Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – Do you canoe? I do. I also kayak and enjoy a river rafting trip, too. Here’s a short guide to paddling the Haw in Chatham County. Read more

Fall Hiking Around Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – The Fall leaf colors are peaking this week. A perfect time for me to get out of the house and go for a hike with the kids. Read more

Tour Jordan Lake by Boat

Pittsboro, NC – I love living so close to Jordan Lake. Almost every weekend, the kids and I find ourselves out there to camp, hike, swim, paddle board, sail, cook out or just hang out.

But maybe the best way to see the lake  – the entire lake all at once – is a boat tour. Read more

Spring Camping on Jordan Lake

Jordan Lake camping  photo by Justin Wyne via a Creative Commons License.

Pittsboro, NC – I love camping. It’s an instant vacation. And 5 minutes from my house in Monterrane are 5 great camping areas on beautiful Jordan Lake. Read more

Eagle Watching on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – Living in Chatham County, right next door to Jordan Lake, is heaven to a nature lover like me. The lake offers just about everything an outdoorsy person could want, including amazing opportunities to bird watch.

An outstanding birding location year-round, Jordan Lake seems to attract more stellar rarities, such as Long-billed Murrelet, White-tailed Tropicbird, and Smith’s Longspur, than any other local spot. And did you know that Jordan Lake supports the largest concentration of bald eagles in the eastern United States? Read more