West Point on the Eno, at 5101 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, is a 404-acre natural and historic park located along a 2-mile stretch of the Eno River River, 6 miles north of downtown Durham.
Scroll down for a list of upcoming events at West Point on the Eno.
West Point on the Eno features:
- Greenway/trail access
- Picnic shelter
- Picnic table
- Recreation center
- Water fountain
Several historic buildings are available to tour, including:
- The Grist Mill
- The 1850s McCown-Mangum House
- Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography
The historic buildings are open and free to visit on Saturdays and Sundays, from April to Mid-December, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s also an amphitheater that is used for festivals, concerts, and more. It can accommodate up to 4,000 people.
Coming up at West Point on the Eno
To find other events at West Point on the Eno, go to the Durham Park & Recreation activity guide search page.
Click on “Where” and then on “West Point on the Eno”
Here’s what’s listed, but you should check for updates. Also, make sure to enroll in the events you’re interested in.
New Year Sunrise Hike
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Hiking in the brisk morning air to the sounds of birds chirping as we watch the sun rise. Hike while taking in the most peaceful time of the brand-new year. This hike will be on unpaved trails, not suitable for strollers. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fourth Friday Fire
Friday, January 28th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to join us for a Fourth Friday Fire. Learn about the wonder of nature from knowledgeable staff while sitting by the fire.
Free and open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). No preregistration required.
Midnight Full Moon Hike: Snow Moon
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (the next day)
Have you ever wanted to hike under the magical glow of the Snow Moon? This is your chance to experience hiking in a new light, as the park comes alive with nocturnal animals awakening to the majestic Snow Moon.
Equinox Sunrise Hike
Sunday, March 20th, 2022
6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Hike with us during the vernal equinox as we look for the signs of Spring’s return. We will search for the early blooming of flowers and the movement and rising of winter hibernators. You will learn why days are about to get longer and hotter and why we call this time the equinox.
History Hike: Sennett’s Hole
Friday, April 1st, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Have you ever wondered who the “Sennett” in “Sennett’s Hole” is? In the 1750s, a man named Michael Synnott built a mill above this beloved swimming hole. Come hear the tale of a colorful colonial settler as we make the trek to his old mill site. This hike will be about three miles long. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
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