Area Overview

Chatham County is an integral part of the Durham metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the name of a 430,000-person MSA that includes Durham, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties. Raleigh-Cary, NC, is the neighboring MSA that includes Wake, Franklin, and Johnston counties. Our county includes Pittsboro, Siler City, Goldston, Moncure, Bear Creek, Wilsonville, Bonlee, Bennett, Gulf, Silk Hope, Bynum, and some parts of Chapel Hill, Apex, and Cary. Nearby: NC Zoo, Seagrove Potteries, the Streets at Southpoint, and more.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area; Jordan Lake Educational State Forest; and the Deep, Haw, and Rocky Rivers are all here for everyone’s enjoyment. Adventure seekers and outdoor lovers enjoy the opportunity to canoe, kayak, swim, fish, picnic, plus birding, cycling, and hiking.

Fearrington Village is a fun outing, with its distinctive shops, breathtaking gardens, award-winning restaurants, and everyone’s favorite, “Oreo cows.”

Three Chapel Hill/Chatham County golf courses are perfect for golfers–championship courses, designers–Jack Nicklaus and Davis Love III, magnificent vistas, and challenging rounds. We have six golf courses, ranging from public to semi-private to private.

Bed and breakfasts are plenty and they make the perfect getaway for couples and even families (the goat farm is perfect for kids). The Heart of Carolina Bed & Breakfast Trail is a collection of five bed & breakfast inns.

Explore the shops and nifty eateries in the historic downtowns of both Pittsboro and Siler City. Pittsboro, Siler City, New Hill, Mount Vernon Springs, and Goldston each have historic districts as recognized by the National Historic Register.

Year-round tours, festivals, and happenings include wine tastings, garden parties, holiday fun, heritage celebrations, children’s activities, incredible exhibits, and Southern cuisine.

Tour small farms, nurseries, farmers’ markets—-a great way to get the freshest ingredients for dinner; plus, take home jams, flowers, breads, and more. Several companies bring their employees to Chatham for its rural and natural landscape as well as for its the unique meeting sites.

The American Tobacco Trail is a 30-mile rails-to-trails project located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. The route crosses through the City of Durham; Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties; the planning jurisdictions of the Towns of Cary and Apex; and passes through the Lake Jordan project land of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Tue 22

Carolina Brewery & Grill Events

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - November 27 @ 9:00 pm
Tue 22

Author Events at McIntyre’s Books

August 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - April 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 22

Fearrington Farmers’ Market

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - October 24 @ 6:00 pm

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