Field Trip to Saxapahaw!

By Amanda Masten

Photos by Amanda Masten & Courtney James

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Today our office took a trip out to Saxapahaw, NC. A bit over 30 minutes drive from downtown Durham, its a wonderful day trip! The former mill town was visited by the New York Times in 2012 and discussed how the revitalization of the closed cotton mill has put Saxapahaw on the map.

Our tour started with some coffee at Cup 22, which is part of the Haw River Ballroom, a lovely event and music venue space. After peeking in the windows at the Left Bank Butchery and the Haw River Farmhouse Ale brewery, it was off to take a look at the newly listed Sissipahaw Lofts.

The gorgeous lofts are available in a variety of sizes and floor plans, but all have solar hot water heating, geothermal heating and cooling, and details from the original mill, like over-sized windows, original flooring and wonderful wood beams. Some units are completely finished, and other are available for you to put your own touch on them. All are being listed by our own Mary Hartzell.

We finished with a lovely lunch from Saxapahaw General Store (local goat burger, anyone?). By the time we left, we were all planning our trip back to bring family and friends. Summer Saturday nights are devoted to the Farmer’s Market and Music Series, and returning for dinner at the Eddy Pub is a must. If you feel like you never get out of town, you should put a trip to Saxapahaw on your summer to-do list!


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