Durham gets a lot of attention as a thriving urban environment, but its natural areas also receive national praise. Regardless of the season, Durham's outdoor beauty is always a breath of fresh air. Lofty pines, stately oaks, abundant evergreens - both in urban and rural areas - create a beautiful setting that may be hard to leave.
Experience Durham's natural beauty by hiking the scenic trails along the river at Eno River State Park, mountain biking at Little River Regional Park & Recreation Area, bird-watching at West Point on the Eno City Park, or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance of nature.
Beat the heat by exploring one of these Durham locales that let you cool off in rivers, lakes, and science exhibits. Read More
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The 84 acres that encompass the Museum of Life + Science are packed full of attractions designed to spark wonder and curiosity in guests. Popular exhibits include one of the largest butterfly houses …
Includes basketball courts, picnic facilities, play grounds, small recreation center, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, water fountains, and a youth baseball field.
Includes dog park, greenway access, grills, lights, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, large shelters, tennis courts, and water fountains.
Includes athletic field, basketball courts, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, small shelters, soccer fields, and water fountains.
Includes grills, picnic facilities, and play grounds, small shelters, and water fountains.
Includes adult softball field, basketball courts, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, and water fountains.
Uncover unusual wildflowers and unique rock formations on this 84-acre peninsula formed by the Eno River. Includes hiking trail; occasional guided tours by the NC Botanical Garden.