Say Active in Roxboro this Winter
The holiday season brings with it heaps of delicious, home cooked food. When you’re celebrating with friends and family during the holidays it’s even harder to keep off the extra pounds than it is during the rest of the year. One of the best things you can do to stay healthy is to be active. Fortunately for you, Roxboro and Person County provide lots of excellent opportunities for you to get out of the house and move around a little. Let us guide you through some of the many places you can visit without venturing too far from home.
Parks and Recreation
One thing Person County has plenty of is water, and temperatures are cooperative even during the winter. A great first stop is Mayo Park and Lake with 120 acres for canoeing, fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking, or simply relaxing. Frisbee golf enthusiasts will want to visit the Sasquatch Disc Golf Course to enjoy a scenic challenge. If the weather is nice enough, you can even reserve one of the park’s two picnic shelters for your family gathering.
If you’re an area fishing fanatic, you probably already know what an excellent destination the man-made, 3,750-acre Hyco Lake Recreation Park is. The park’s name is a shortened version of “hicotaminy,” the Native American term for the turkey buzzards that can be seen around the lake. Hyco Park is also great for camping, picnicking, and boating. Be sure to visit the 30-acre Natural Learning Area’s paved walking trails and picnic areas for excellent wildlife viewing and bird watching opportunities. There is even a gazebo-style classroom.
Want to try something new and different that’s fun for the entire family? Get outdoors and roam around Roxboro for a little geocaching. If you’re not already familiar with it, geocaching is an outdoor activity that uses GPS for “treasure hunting” in the loosest sense. Participants navigate to a specific set of coordinates using GPS-enabled devices to attempt to find the geocache: a small, waterproof container with a logbook and trinkets or items for trading. After you find the geocache, you put it back where you found it for the next treasure hunter. Person County has plenty of geocaches to discover – let the hunt begin!
Kids and Animals
Kids love being around animals, and visiting a farm or ranch is a great way to get out of the house and walk a few miles. Check out Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm to go on a guided covered wagon tour, mingle with the buffalo herd, or let your children spend some quality time with the donkeys and horses at the Jones Family Ranch.