Pittsboro, North Carolina
<Small town living that is near to large metropolitan areas mean that Pittsboro offers the best of all worlds. Located about 40 minutes from Durham and less than an hour from the capital city of Raleigh, Pittsboro may be small in population but it is big on lifestyle.
"Piedmont Biofuels ... makes and sells biodiesel fuel and members can actually make their fuel from vegetable oil that has been collected. The company offers lessons, workshops and internships to all who are interested."
It's the perfect spot to visit or to live if you enjoy outdoor pursuits such as boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. With the Lake Jordan Recreation Area just minutes away and a very pleasant climate, any day is a perfect day to drop a line into the water. The lake encompasses about 14,000 acres so there is always a new cover or fishing spot to discover. In addition, there are miles of hiking trails as well as the North Carolina Birding Trail where more than 300 species of birds can be found.
You might think that Pittsboro lives in the past as you stroll the Antique Walk. Almost everyone will be able to find a treasure in the 25,000 square feet and shops featuring everything from furniture to rare books, estate jewelry to vintage clothing and so much more. Take a break from the hunt to enjoy a quick bite in an old-fashioned soda fountain.
The Silk Hope Winery is Pittsboro's first and offers tastings of their award-winning wines on the weekends. It's located on a high point and offers fantastic 360 degree views.
For something informative and a little bit down home, visit Piedmont Biofuels for a potluck lunch followed by a tour of the facility. This company makes and sells biodiesel fuel and members can actually make their fuel from vegetable oil that has been collected. The company offers lessons, workshops and internships to all who are interested.
Pittsboro has a wonderful sense of community deep in the heart of North Carolina
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