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Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC
919/383-1686
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Ranked #10 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: The Eno River State Park is a beautiful treasure for Durham and the State of North Carolina.  With a variety of hikes and trails to select from and a... more »
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Dresden, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spent time here on a 2 or 3 mile walk along the river with family and dogs. The paths are lovely, and we saw no litter. A great place to commune with nature, observe afternoon light, and spend time with others.

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Lima, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While the Eno River State Park might not offer extremely strenuous hikes, the trails they have provide a great getaway into the woods and away from the noises of everyday Durham life. I grew up hiking on the Eno with my dad, and have loved every trail and every new piece of history discovered on the trails. Some trails have... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not a massive Eno enthusiast like some others, but love NC STate parks in general. This park is very very nice, though crowded on the weekends. Keep walking though and you end up with some isolation. Strongly recommend

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Pound for pound this is the best hiking around. Many folks go through Roxboro Rd or Cole Mill, but I prefer some of the more hidden access points. Nearly all of the trails are easy to moderate. There are places to swim and a big quarry. It's a real treasure! I definitely recommend trying some of the smaller access points... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you're looking for a path back into history, you've got it. If you're looking for an old family cemetery and homesteads, you've got it. If you're looking for easy to moderate hikes, you've got it. If you're looking for a swimming hole, you've got it. If you're looking for a fishing hole, you've got it. If you're looking for... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took my little boy here and was surprised at so many nice things to do while still having the solitude of nature. We were able to go canoeing then took a short hike and found a millhouse from colonial times.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We walk along the Eno State Park trails often. Take our dog with us much of the time. Very calming walking along the river, seeing the turtles sunning themselves on huge rock and logs. Watching the cranes come in for a landing. It's always a pleasure and great exercise.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Little creeks with small water fall, clear cold water, plenty of areas for walking, hiking, tadpoles and fish. However the ranger was a little off the wall. Instead of asking my husband about our plates he waited for him to pass get back into our truck and drive to the creek entrance to pull us over. Now we just bought... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The landscaping is absolutely beautiful. It looks like something out of a movie. The trees are lush and green. I love to go there with my dog. I have also seen lots of wildlife there.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Eno River has many hiking trails, some more challenging than others but all of them are beautiful and enjoyable. For a casual walk or a brisk hike I recommend it is worth your time.

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