Leisure & Recreation
UNC-Chapel Hill’s 729-acre central campus, once called “The Noble Grove,” is among the most beautiful in the nation. Follow the pathways into the University’s early years by taking a walking tour of its oldest and most historic sites. In addition to visiting the “Landmark Points of Interest,” stay fit by becoming a member of either Campus Recreation or the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
For a nominal fee, there are many wonderful historic sites to visit right here in North Carolina. Although we don’t have a discount relationship with these individual places, we would like to provide you a list of some of the historical places North Carolina has to offer! There are many wonderful places to spend a nice North Carolina afternoon.
Campus Recreation can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Find out how you can take advantage of our facilities and programs and stay or get fit and healthy, socialize with colleagues, make new friends, & engage in healthy competition. To participate in Campus Recreation activities, programs, and facilities, UNC employees may purchase a Recreation Membership through the UNC One Card Office.
Faculty & Staff Recreation Association (“The Farm”)
On the east edge of Chapel Hill, in the middle of 28 acres of woods and pasture, The Farm was founded in 1967 as a recreation center for faculty and staff. Today, the Farm provides recreational and social facilities including tennis, swimming and other sports for its members and their families. Membership is available to permanent full-time and part-time employees. The Farm is located off Raleigh Road/SR 54 on Barbee Chapel Road, not far from Meadowmont. Members pay an initiation fee and monthly dues. Call (919) 962-3933 for more information.
Finley Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course owned by the University and home to the Tar Heel women’s and men’s golf teams. Redesigned by Tom Fazio, the course is open to the public and discounted green fees are available to faculty and staff. The course is located on Old Mason Farm Road and Finley Golf Course Road off State Routes 54 and 15-501 near campus and the North Carolina Botanical Garden. For more information, call (919) 962-2349.
Kerr Lake Recreation Area is a 230-acre peninsula bordering Kerr Lake, one of North Carolina’s most popular locations for water sports, camping and outdoor relaxation. Operated by the UNC Kerr Lake Recreation Association and the University’s department of exercise and sport science, the recreation area is accessible to those carrying a daily or annual use permit from the department. For more information, call (919) 962-1153.
As the nation’s first public university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a richly historic gem, having been charted in 1789 and opened to students in 1795. Carolina was the only public university to award degrees to students in the 18th century. Since those early years, this special place of learning has blended its own traditions with those of the state. One of the newest landmarks celebrates and honors one of the oldest relationships forged on the campus – the one between students and the black workers and slaves who helped build this great university. The Unsung Heroes monument is a popular site for reflecting and gathering near the center of McCorkle Place, the campus’ front yard.
Science is an adventure and an amazing opportunity to explore the world around us. Children naturally love to explore our world and Summer Science Camps at Morehead are the perfect way to encourage your child’s curiosity and intellectual growth in fun, nurturing environments.
Registration is open now for children, grades K-8, and as a current student, staff or faculty member of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill you are eligible for a 7% discount on all camps. Just use the discount code,TARHEELCAMP18, during registration.
Help bring your child’s imagination to life with Morehead Summer Science Camps.
Receive $10 off each month when signing up for the month-to-month plan and pay no registration fee to get started. UNC employees can also enjoy one FREE WEEK TRIAL with a valid UNC ID.
Walker Petersen, General Manager
2140 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
The Wellness Center at Meadowmont and Northwest Cary serves as a key community resource for health improvement within Chapel Hill/Carrboro and the greater triangle. Operated by UNC Health Care, the Wellness Center delivers comprehensive, state-of-the-art resources and programming for children, teens, adults and elders. Meadowmont is designed to be a total lifestyle concept facility. Located within a modern and spacious 52,000 square foot glass and brick structure overlooking Meadowmont Village, the Wellness Center features an Olympic indoor pool, indoor track, aerobics studios, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, free weights, a multipurpose room for indoor basketball and volleyball and a range of fitness, yoga and Pilates classes. Massage and rehab support from surgery and injury are also offered on site.