Maybe you are about to move to Durham this winter, and want some advice for your upcoming relocation. After your Durham movers have your belongings unpacked, get out and enjoy the town with these tips.

1. You will need a coat and gloves, but save the sub-zero parka for Colorado ski trips. The average temperature in Durham in the winter months is 40 degrees, making it chilly, but not frigid. The area gets about 4 inches of snow each winter, but it tends to melt off within days. You may want to sell your snow blower if you come from a location with heavier snows.

2. You can get out and ice skate at local skating rinks. There aren’t many outdoor opportunities, but the indoor facilities are nice. Try out Hillsbourough’s Triangle Sportsplex or the Cary Ice House. They are both open year-round and offer public skating sessions, hockey lessons, and figure skating lessons. There are competitions and leagues to participate in.

3. If you are chilled and need a warm up, there are many restaurants that offer a cozy fireplace to pull up to. The Firebirds Wood Fire Grill has an indoor stone fireplace where customers can settle in with a drink. The restaurant has a relaxed feel with exposed woods, bold colors, and stacked stone columns. Sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail while listening to upbeat music, giving a hip atmosphere to the place.

Once you decide to make Durham home, your Durham mover will be willing and ready to get you there despite the weather!

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