Take some time to veer off the beaten path and explore the breathtaking beauty and excitement of Alamance County. Tucked between the mountains and the coast, our towns and villages offer small surprises at every turn. Whether it’s an adventurous weekend away or a visit to simpler times. Hidden gems await history buffs. For the person who can’t be contained by four walls, our numerous rivers and trails provide a thrilling and unique way to take in our natural sites. If a quiet, relaxing weekend away is what you’re really looking for, you’ll find it here, as well. Many of Alamance County’s shopping, dining, arts and music venues are centered in four main downtown areas. Stroll down the iconic main streets and be taken in by their inherent charm and local flavor. Historic buildings filled with specialty shops, galleries, cafes, diners and pubs entice with their wonderful aromas, artisan crafts, music and cultural attractions.
Small Surprises for the ExplorerBurlington
Many of our shopping, dining, and music venues are located in Burlington. Enjoy live productions at the Paramount Theater. Spend time enjoying an outdoor concert at a winery or at the City Park. Head out to Lake Mackintosh where you can take a picnic, enjoy a day out on the lake or bank fishing. You may also enjoy Cedarock Park, a 500 acre park offering hiking and a historical farm populated with farm animals, antique and replica farm equipment, and a farmhouse. If shopping is more your style, explore our area for specialty shops, craft brews and plenty of dining. If you enjoy the hunt for special treasures, the Antique Trail may be right for you. You’ll be amazed at what you encounter.To Learn More about Burlington See the Alamance County Visitors website
Small Surprises for the Craft ExperienceGraham
Beautifully crafted, high-end cocktails fit for Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald and Faulkner will transport you to a time when glitz and glamour reigned. Fitz and Faulkner is tucked away from the street by a single flight of stairs. Step inside the antique black door and enjoy an intimate, relaxed evening. In addition, there are many tasting rooms, bottle shops and beer gardens featuring North Carolina brews and wines where you can not only drink local, but sample amazing local fare, too. Bring your thirst for small surprises.To Learn More about FITZGERALD & FAULKNER Visit the Alamance County Website
Small Surprises for TrailblazersSaxapahaw
Throughout Alamance County, when you get off the beaten path, you can expect the unexpected. Saxapahaw is a great location to begin exploring our area, which includes a leisurely trip on the Haw River, dining at the Saxapahaw General Store or grabbing a craft beer at Haw River Farmhouse Ales.Whether by land or water, you’ll find numerous trails winding their way through parks, alongside lakes and over enchanted waterways, such as the Haw River Trail, part of the Mountains to Sea Trail. And what you’ll find at the end of the trail may just be yourself.To Learn More about Saxapahaw Outdoor Activities Visit the Alamance County Website