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Eno River State Park

Address: 6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC
Phone Number: 919/383-1686
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Ranked #10 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Durham, nc
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is our "go to" spot for enjoyable hiking/walking through lovely landscapes. I always love walking near water and the Eno River is absolutely breathtaking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Eno River State Park is perched on what was once a vibrant community centered around the mills that harnessed the Eno River's power. The farmers brought their grains to be milled and other folks went there to buy flower for their daily bread. When the mills closed, the people left and the forest reclaimed the land. When hiking along... More

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Tavares, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and serene park. Loved hiking along the river and skipping stones. Brings back pleasant childhood memories. The swinging bridge over the river was wonderful also. Lots of trails to choose from with a plethora of difficulties. Many amazing photo ops. FREE admission. What's not to love about that?! Great place to get away from the city. Highly recommend a... More

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved this place. Very beautiful scenery and the trails are challenging for any type of hiker. The day was sunny and warm. We met a nice park Ranger who helped us choose a suitable trail

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Evansville, IN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not much different from other parks I have been to...but a nice brief getaway. Maps and signs a bit confusing. Nice shallow wading area for kids and small falls. Some areas are fairly steep (for out of shape older folks).

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I really love the trails and find them peaceful and relaxing, yet they are also good running trails. Unfortunately, I have to give this a four because the trails are rocky and strange, with quite a few tripping hazards.

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Durham, North Carolina
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143 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Just 10-15 minutes driving north of Durham. We went to the visitor center where we got a map and some information. Nice people work there. Because our time was limited we walked the Buckquarter Creek Trail, 1.5 mile loop. You walk in the forest and next to the Eno River. Lovely walk we had. It wasn't very crowded. We saw... More

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Dresden, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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