Local Attractions

Chatham County might sit outside Raleigh, Triangle, and other larger Triangle cities, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring! Residents get to enjoy many benefits in the area.

Downtown Pittsboro

The story of Pittsboro is similar to many small North Carolina towns: once a small mill town, its historical buildings are now home to a thriving arts scene, locally owned stores, and great dining.


The rolling hills and ample land in Chatham County are ideal for golfing, and several world-class courses call the area home. Though many of these courses are built around custom home communities, all are open to the public.

Jordan Lake

Spanning over 14,000 acres, Jordan Lake is the Triangle’s premier destination for outdoor activities: hiking, boating, swimming, camping, and more. With playgrounds and picnicking areas in addition to more athletic opportunities, it’s an ideal place for anyone looking to enjoy the Chatham County landscape.

White Pines Nature Preserve

The namesake of this 275-acre nature preserve is the distinctive white pine, normally found in higher areas. That’s because White Pines Nature Preserve sits in a strange climate “bubble” that can be up to ten degrees cooler than nearby cities! That – plus the natural beauty and walking trails – make it a great place for a day outdoors.

Local Attraction Videos

Historic Pittsboro

Haw River & Bynum Bridge

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

The Plant

Penguin Place

Fireclay Cellars

Celebrity Dairy

Ebenezer Church at Jordan Lake

Fearrington Village

Carolina Brewery and Lowe's Business Center

Camp Royal

Howard's Farm and Memaw's Fruit Shack

Franklin Street Attractions

Southern Village

M&M Alpaca Farm

Polks Village

Harris Teeter Plaza