The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
150 E. King St., Hillsborough NC 27278 (919) 732-7741

Where to play

Orange County SportsPlex, 1 Dan Kidd Drive. The SportsPlex is Orange County's largest sports and recreation facility. This 80,000 sq. ft. complex features an NHL-size ice rink, three indoor pools, a fitness center, a cafe, and a pro shop. It also offers massage therapy, birthday parties, an after-school program, hockey, figure skating, and swim lessons.  Open daily 5:30am-10pm.  Call for rates and membership options. (919) 644-0339.

Occoneechee Golf Course, 1500 Lawrence Road. 18-hole, par-71 golf course.  Carts and pullcarts available for rent. Driving range and golf lessons are also available.  Call for rates, restrictions, and reservations.  Open daily, 8:30-sunset. (919) 732-3435.

Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road.  The 24-acre Gold Park on Dimmocks Mill Road includes a multi-purpose  field, playground equipment, picnic structures, a fenced dog park and a little less than half a mile of Riverwalk.

Turnip Patch Park, 333 West King Street.  A 1-acre neighborhood park that includes a kids' playground structure, a footbridge, several garden areas and sitting benches. The park is owned and maintained by the Town of Hillsborough but was built primarily with volunteer donations.

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Virginia Cates Road.  Occoneechee Mountain is the highest point in Orange County at 867 feet and has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle region.  The various habitats found on the mountain support species are both rare and significant.  With 124 acres of land and nearly two miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.  Nov-Feb 8am-6pm; Mar-Oct 8am-7pm; Apr, May, & Sept 8am-8pm, and Jun-Aug 8am-9pm.  Free.

King's Highway Park, Ben Johnson Road.  Kings Highway Park is an 18-acre natural area located on Ben Johnson Road at the edge of the Hillsborough Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. It is owned and maintained by the town.  Over the past few years, volunteers have built trails, bridges and a kiosk in the park. Kings Highway Park now has almost 1 mile of nature trails. The Town Board officially opened the park to the public May 2007.