October 21

Leg 24: Hillsborough to Mebane

Number of people walking today: 14

Route SummaryMuch of this route will be along US 70, which is newly paved with generous shoulders. Once you get closer to Mebane, there will be sidewalks that take you all the way through town.
Starting PointThe Colonial Inn
153 W King St
Hillsborough NC 27278
(984) 789-4455
Starting Time9:30 am
End Walking Time3:45 pm
Ending PointFairfield Inn & Suites
111 Spring Forest Drive
Mebane NC 27302
(919) 568-8500
Walking Mileage13.2 miles
MealsBreakfast: may be offered at hotel. Weaver Street Market is an easy 2 block walk. They serve breakfast and it would be a good place to pick up food for snacks & lunch, because there are not many options along the first part of the route.
Lunch: The Colorado Burrito 6102 US 70 Mebane opens at 11:00 am. (approx. 7 miles from The Colonial Inn). Or continue on into Mebane another 2.5 miles, to Bright Penny Brewing 107 N. 7th Street. They serve salads and pizza, but do not open until 3:30 pm. As you get closer to the Fairfield Inn, there are many fast food places and restaurant choices.
Dinner: Many options within walking distance of hotel
RestroomsSeveral stops listed on map
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Colonial Inn to Fairfield Mebane
Route Map PDFPDF: The Colonial Inn to Fairfield Inn & Suites Mebane
Special Navigation InstructionsHeading out of town on King St, look carefully for Brownville/Bellvue street sign (may be hidden by branches).
Laundry AvailabilityYes
Instructions for Driver
Driver Map(s)
History Blog PostThe Stamp Act
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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