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The Outdoor Adventurer.

376 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278

124 W. King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278

625 Virginia Cates Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278

Riverwalk, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA

235 S Nash Street Hillsborough, NC

1

Explore the gardens, grounds, and trails at historic Ayr Mount under the morning dew

376 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
1 hour

Enjoy a calming mile long loop walk or run around the grounds of the Ayr Mount historic site on the ‘Poets Walk’ trail.

Then, scout out a grassy field and bring out the frisbee or a football for a game with a friend or three. Walk up to the back patio of the home, grab a seat, close your eyes and image yourself in Old World Scotland, for which the property is named.

The public is welcome to enjoy the scenic beauty of this land at any time of the year with its gently rolling lawns, serene riverside lookouts, and interesting variety of mature trees, plants, and wildlife.

 

376 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278

2

Pop in to Bona Fide for a quick picnic lunch to-go

2 hours

Grab a gourmet picnic lunch at Bona Fide that Yogi Bear would be sure to try and steal. Bona Fide will wrap and bag your food and you can eat it once you get to the park- if you can wait that long!

3 (Optional)

Stop in to pick up some bait, tackle, or an NC fishing license

124 W. King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
.5 hours

Try your hand at landing a bass from the pond at Occoneechee Mountain or a trout from the Eno River while you’re in town. Carolina Game & Fish carries bait, tackle, and can sell you that NC fishing license you’ll need if you’re talked to by a game warden.

124 W. King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278

4

Picnic, Go on an afternoon hike, and then throw a line in the water

625 Virginia Cates Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278
3 hours

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area offers a quick escape into nature with its three miles of trail exploring riverside forests, bluffs reaching to the highest point in the area and mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets.

Visitors can also fish in a pair of quiet ponds for bass and panfish or in the Eno River, either from the bank or by wading its shallows.

 

625 Virginia Cates Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278

5

Reward yourself after a long day of exploring with a walk along the Greenway to grab a cold beverage of your choice

Riverwalk, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
2 hours or more!

Park at the Eno River Deck and take a walk along the Eno River on the appropriately named ‘Riverwalk’ trail. This 1 mile trail will take you to Gold Park where you can take a break and swing or play and then wander down to the shops, bars, and restaurants of West Hillsborough.

 

Riverwalk, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA

6

Pick your poison, grab an appetizer, or do some shopping in West Hillsborough

235 S Nash Street Hillsborough, NC 1 hour

Mystery Brewing– You can cool off with a cold, fresh, and locally brewed beer inside or enjoy the patio out back.

Nash Street Tavern- Offering a full array of both spirits and non-spirituous concoctions. Also featuring outdoor seating options.

Hillsborough BBQ– Offering a full array of both spirits and non-spirituous concoctions. Also has some of the best smoked meats and down home sides in Town. Outdoor seating available family style out front.

Paws at the Corner– Have a special pooch in your life? This is a great place where you and your dog can come shop, relax, and play or enjoy our self serve doggie spa.

235 S Nash Street Hillsborough, NC