What to do and see in Troy, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 17, 2017 Merry Kessler

Troy is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,189 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County. The short story by Charles W. Chesnutt, called "The Sheriff's Children," is set in Troy.
Restaurants in Troy

1. Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-7886 +1 704-982-4402
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Morrow Mountain State Park

Reviewed By D2958ZXgarym - King, United States

A variety of outdoor activities make a trip to Morrow Mountain State Park, six miles east of Albemarle, a fun-filled adventure for all ages and interests. The park’s entire eastern edge is bounded by water. At the northeast corner, the convergence of the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers forms the Pee Dee River, and Lake Tillery borders the park’s southeast corner. It is only natural, therefore, that many of the park’s activities are water related. Fishing is a popular pastime along the riverbanks or on the lake, and game fish include perch, catfish, bluegill, and bass. Boating is another favorite activity, and rowboats and canoes are available for rent at the boathouse at the northern end of the park. For those with their own craft, a boat ramp is located in the same area. From June to Labor Day, a public swimming pool is open for a nominal fee. Young children can enjoy splashing in the adjacent kiddie pool. The stone bathhouse built during the late 30s and early 40s provides convenient changing rooms, showers, restrooms, and concessions.

The Bridle Trail is an equestrian’s delight, offering a sixteen-mile route that encircles the park under a canopy of towering oaks, pines, and poplars. A variety of hiking trails range in length from .06 mile to over four miles. The majority of trails are easy walks, some are moderate, and two are deemed strenuous. All are well marked. If you’re not interested in walking the 3-mile Morrow Mountain Trail to the summit, a quick drive will take you to the top, where overlooks provide views to the east, west, and south.

For overnight guests, 106 campsites for tents and RVs are available; each site in the family campground features a picnic table and grill. Restrooms and showers are conveniently located. The park has six vacation cabins available for rent on a weekly basis during the summer months and for two-night weekend stays in the spring and fall. Each cabin has two bedrooms, a kitchen with dining space, a living room with fireplace, and a bathroom. For more rugged individuals, the park also has a primitive campground in a secluded area about a two-mile hike from the park office. Drinking water and supplies must be carried to the site, and no fires are permitted.

Complementing the park’s natural attractions is the recreated homestead of Dr. Francis Kron. Kron was the first formally trained doctor in North Carolina’s southern Piedmont and he became a local legend as he traveled miles on horseback or by wagon to treat patients. Dr. Kron also helped in the formation of Stanly County in 1841 and, later, in the establishment of the county’s public schools. The park also includes a small nature museum.

2. Uwharrie National Forest

Troy, NC
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Uwharrie National Forest

Reviewed By Tyaskin - Mebane, North Carolina

Now, if you are looking for a "Carowinds" type experience, please don't waste your time in the Uwharries; you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for bright lights and a wide variety of exotic eateries, you'd be better off to keep on traveling. But if you want to explore some of the South's oldest mountains, look around one of the earliest gold mining areas in the state, and enjoy some pretty scenery and winding dirt roads, then this might be the place for you. There are a variety of campgrounds, hiking trails, and horse back riding opportunities. There are also trails for ATV's, 4 wheel drive vehicles, and dirt bikes. Eldorado Outpost on NC 109 provides gear, info on the Forest, and decent food if you're hungry. It's where the 4X4 crowd congregates if you need to ask questions about the trails, and it even has a bit of info on Bigfoot, who has allegedly been spotted in the Uwharries. There were several gold mines within a few miles of the Outpost, and if you inquire there, they may be able to direct you to a residence on Coggins Mine Rd. where you can take a short and interesting tour of the ruins for $5. It's a beautiful area, especially in the Fall, and well worth the drive. So if you make it down to Eldorado, or Ophir, or any of the little communities scattered throughout the area, and happen to run across Bigfoot, tell him I said "hello". He saw me once, but nobody believed him..... Happy motoring!

3. STARworks Center

100 Russell Dr, Star, NC 27356-7001 +1 910-428-9001
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

STARworks Center

Reviewed By CarolinaTrekkers - Greensboro NC

Located in an old hosiery mill, which has been beautifully restored, this facility primarily specializes in world class glass works and has big openings (especially for their world class pumpkins and Christmas ornaments) every year. They also have glass blowing classes (we took one, excellent) and lease studio/equipment time. Their shop sells quality pottery and jewelry too, and the employees are very talented and most friendly. Check into this.

4. Town Creek Indian Mound

509 Town Creek Mound Rd, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-8506 +1 910-439-6802
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 29 reviews

Town Creek Indian Mound

Reviewed By ShindigTV - North Carolina

I was just there last night (4-9-16). Observations of the night sky are wonderful on a clear night, because this location is so far from the city lights. The staff and probably volunteers are always helpful, and have a great telescope that visitors are allowed to look through. Last night we saw Jupiter and 4 of it's moons, the cresent moon, and upon my request, Betelgeuse. Observation dates are from fall months to spring--check out the website for details.

5. Johnson's Peaches

1348 Tabernacle Church Rd, Candor, NC 27229-8221 +1 910-974-7730
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Johnson's Peaches

Reviewed By lareduxer - north carolina

Conveniently located 1/4 of a mile off the interstate. Peaches is a refreshing stop on your trip. Nicely landscaped grounds and shady gazebos add to the experience. There is an indoor market with preserves and samples of local Seagrove pottery. And an outside farmers market with fresh produce. One scoop of ice cream is over $3.00 so not a bargain, but still recommended on your travels.

354 Little River Rd, Seagrove, NC 27341-9040 +1 336-873-7204
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery

Reviewed By Ginny B - Gibsonville, North Carolina

Just off the expressway, this very well kept gallery offers pottery from many artists. A great selection of jewelry and fashion items as well. A map featuring the surrounding area is free and the people there will direct you with a smile if you are looking for a particular shop.
Coffee and tea are available with a nice sitting area.
Plenty of parking and great restrooms.
A must stop for sure!

7. The Fork Farm & Stables

3200 Fork Rd, Norwood, NC 28128-6562 +1 704-474-4052
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Fork Farm & Stables

Reviewed By WentEast - Burke, Virginia

Four of us went Saturday of the past Thanksgiving weekend. It's a bit out there from Charlotte, but it was worth the drive. The grounds are beautiful. Johann, the Belgian manager of the skeet shooting operation (and maybe other things, too, but that's what I saw) is friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable. We met the owner, too, who seemed like a good guy.

The course itself is 14 stations with two clay throwing machines each station. The landscape is beautiful and you're far enough away from other shooters so that it's not too loud -- there was hardly anyone else out there, which made it even better. $45 per person buys you unlimited sporting clays. We brought our own shotguns and shells, so we could have gotten away with only $45 for the day (plus around $25 each for shells), but we also rented a golf cart (only $20 for the day).

If you do all 14 stations plan on at least 100 shells per person, maybe a few more if you want to do some extra shooting.

8. North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425 +1 800-488-0444
Excellent
65%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

North Carolina Zoo

Reviewed By Larry_English - McLeansville, North Carolina

We arrived at the zoo right at opening time. There are two distinct exhibit areas, one is the animals of North America and the other is the animals of Africa. There are separate parking lots for each section. Remember where you park it is a BIG lot.

Tickets are good for the day, you can leave and come back. Handicap access is available throughout. You cannot bring pets. There are plenty of bathrooms and food shops. They have a multi-car tram that goes back and forth between the African exhibits and the North American exhibits. The tram makes one stop midway between both exhibit areas.

The various exhibits are arranged in linear fashion so you can start at either end and walk from one exhibit to the other. It is a fair amount of walking so wear comfortable shoes. They do rent strollers, if you have a young one with you it is a wise investment. Our 3-1/2 year old loves to walk, but after a while he got tired and needed to be carried, which wore Mom & Dad out.

There are several very nice themed playground areas for the younger children... they get tired of looking at animals that they can’t ride (my grandson’s first request). Great exhibit, the map is colorful and very easy to follow. Sometimes you have to really look for the animals, other times they come right up to the viewing glass. For best results arrive early, they sleep a lot of the afternoon away.

9. Denton Farm Park

1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC 27239-7930 +1 336-859-2755
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Denton Farm Park

An exhibit of rural buildings and farm artifacts dating from the 1800s.

Reviewed By Theresa M - Denton, North Carolina

For five days surrounding 4th of July, you can get in touch with your country roots, hear good music, eat great food, and have a great time. Steam engine train.
SE Old Threshers Reunion is held approximately June 30 to July 4 (depending on how weekend falls). Horse power, steam power, and lots of agricultural demonstrations. Restorations including a cotton press, local plantation house, general store/post office. Amazing experience. Plus music shows all afternoon & evening and great food from fair food to chicken pie & pintos. And in Nov/Dec there is Christmas Train. A low key down home holiday.

10. Pisgah Covered Bridge

6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd, Seagrove, NC 27205-9393
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Pisgah Covered Bridge

Reviewed By NCTraveler2015 - Raleigh, North Carolina

If you are in the general area, I recommend stopping at the Pisgah Covered Bridge as they are very rare.

There is a small parking area there and you can walk across the bridge. The walls of the bridge are covered in graffiti and that is a shame. But otherwise is in good shape and they did a great job preserving it.

There are picnic tables and a trail if you want a little more than a quick stop.

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