Culture and Recreation are Better in Person
The wide and welcoming waters of Mayo and Hyco Lakes are one reason Person County has become a top North Carolina recreation destination. The warm temperatures of these man-made jewels make for year-round fun that includes boating and fishing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, canoeing and kayaking, as well as camping and hiking on surrounding trails.
And these beautiful lakes aren’t our only “liquid asset.” The area’s excellent wineries are also popular places to sit back amidst gorgeous settings to savor fine vintages.
In fact, Person puts you in the perfect location to savor all kinds of experiences. There’s the speed and excitement of the motorsports action here at the Roxboro Motorsports Park or at the Virginia International Raceway or Orange County Speedway, both just minutes away. And just a few hours away are beautiful Atlantic beaches and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Here in Person County, we know the value of great recreation; we were the first county in the state to establish our own recreation department. Today, our wealth of inviting county-run parks provides an enviable parkland-to-person ratio plus great recreational facilities like the Rock Athletic Complex; the multi-field complex that’s home to the Person County Little League; and the Huck Sansbury Recreation Complex, hosting great athletic play with baseball and soccer fields, tennis and bocce courts, a gymnasium, and playground.
Palace Pointe is another landmark recreational draw—a mammoth multi-entertainment mega-plex offering movies, bowling, billiards, roller skating, bumper cars, arcade games, and even high-quality dining.
The menu of cultural options is equally appealing in dynamic Uptown Roxboro, a setting where gracefully repurposed historic buildings are home to attractions like the Kirby Theater, a restored retro treasure where great productions take the stage. And great theatre is just the beginning of the Uptown experience. Uptown Roxboro is a daytime and nighttime hub where craft breweries are booming, while live music and food trucks, art galleries and unique local shops, and restaurants are attracting crowds and inspiring creativity.
In Person County, we’ve retained our pleasing rural feel without sacrificing the modern amenities that enrich life. We don’t run with the usual herd. (In fact, our popular agri-tours include covered-wagon explorations of a working bison farm.) Like you, we are one of a kind.
Follow the links below for a sampling of what makes Everything Better in Person!
- Palace Pointe
- Person County Parks and Recreation
- Kirby Cultural Arts Complex
- Person County Museum
- Explore Roxboro
- Jibtopia Wake Park
- Willow Oak Park
- Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
- Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
- Also serving Person County just across the border in Granville: Camp Oak Hill