Redefining Small-Town Charm
Just steps away from Occoneechee Mountain State Park, tucked along the banks of the Eno River and a short trip from Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, sits the town of Hillsborough.
Hillsborough's storied history serves as a foundation for the town's dynamic future. An epicenter for arts and culture, home to an award-winning culinary scene, and surrounded by the scenic sights of the Piedmont, Hillsborough's cozy population of 6,000 is redefining the meaning of small-town charm.
Take a stroll down the Riverwalk that meanders along the banks of the Eno River, indulge in the farm-to-fork dining experiences provided by local farms, or view regional and national art at one of the town’s six art galleries — Hillsborough contains multitudes, just waiting to be explored.
Authors in our backyard - Hillsborough home to several notable writers
With a large population of artists, authors, musicians, and more, Hillsborough is an epicenter for creativity. Several award-winning and up-and-coming authors, including Lee Smith and John Claude Bemis, find inspiration in calling the town home.
In Hillsborough, award-winning culinary spots find an unlikely home
From acclaimed barbecue joints to award-winning eateries, Hillsborough's culinary scene rivals that of cities its same size and larger surrounding areas.
The top 5 things to do in Hillsborough
From outdoor recreation to award-winning restaurants to unique local shops, there's something for everyone in Hillsborough, North Carolina. For those paying a visit to the town, here are the top five can't-miss things to do.
Hillsborough Riverwalk presents unique opportunity for outdoor, history enthusiasts alike
Stretching from Gold Park in west Hillsborough to the eastern downtown district, the Riverwalk has become a cherished staple in the Hillsborough community. With a centuries-old history and a vibrant ecosystem to explore, the Riverwalk is ripe with opportunities for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Hillsborough farm and winery fuels local agritourism
At Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm and their cidery and winery, Botanist & Barrel, the Smith family has created an agritourism destination just outside of Hillsborough. Both operations offer blueberry picking, cider and wine tastings, and a number special events with a local twist.
Homegrown Hillsborough business owners thrive with community support
With a population of a little more than 6,000, Hillsborough boasts an impressive entrepreneurial scene for a town of its size. Thanks to the unique support of the community, business owners of all types are able to thrive.