About the area

The greater Halifax County area has a lot to offer its 35,000+ residents. Local amenities include small town charm coupled with beautiful countryside, a number of options for retail, history & culture, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. Anything that cannot be found in the area can be found in a short drive to Danville, Lynchburg, or Durham, NC. Discover Halifax explains the many unique offerings of the area. Click here to learn more about the area’s demographics.

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Outdoor Recreation

DRBA churches are located around numerous outdoor recreation spots, including:

  • Fishing - The region has received statewide recognition as a notable fishing destination with its many rivers and lakes. Plus, Buggs Island Lake is a short drive away and features world class fishing. Learn more at Fish Virginia First.

  • Water sports - In addition to fishing, the local waterways are great for all sorts of water activities, including boating, jet-skis, and kayaking/canoeing. The Staunton River State Park features many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Learn more at Discover Halifax’s site.

History & Culture

In addition to the many festivals in the region, some highlights include:

  • The Tobacco Heritage Trail, which runs along the banks of the Dan River, is a regional trail for runners, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Once completed, the trail will span over 170 miles across five counties.

  • The Berry Hill Resort is a National Historical Landmark, featuring the good and the bad of the Antebellum period. Additionally, the resort features dining options, a spa, and lodging. Click here to learn more.



Dining & Entertainment

Restaurants in the Dan River area around Halifax and Mecklenburg include everything from fast-food options to local eateries to upscale establishments. Click here for a complete list.

Other entertainment options include motorsports, festivals, agritourism, and a number of art & cultural activities.

Learn more here.