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 some of what’s listed, but you should check for updates. Also, make sure to enroll in the events you’re interested in.
West Point Park Tour
Saturdays September 3rd to December 10th, 2022
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This is a new, special park tours that will introduce audiences to previously unexamined topics of West Point history. Each month will feature a new topic ranging from the history and culture of alcohol use in the region and at West Point on the Eno to the view of history through the lens of the women of West Point.
Looking for a fun Halloween activity for the whole family? This activity is just for you! Bring your family or team of friends and come race through West Point on the Eno after dark. You will search for hidden reflective Halloween and nature themed “targets” around the park using flashlights. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Preregistration is required for all participants.
Years ago on a dark and stormy night a clown car crashed into the Eno river the car was recovered but the occupants were never found. Legend has it that once a year clowns can be seen along the trails of West Point on the Eno. Join us for a creepy take on our popular flashlight scavenger hunt. Bring and flashlight and search for clowns along the trail but watch out for Buttons he’s a little grumpy. Adults only, preregistration is required for all participants.
Monday, October 31st, 2022
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join West Point on the Eno for their 34th annual Halloween event, an evening full of fun for the whole family! Designed particularly for children ages 12 and younger, this special event features campfire stories and songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games, and more. No need to register, just come out, rain or shine!
Frost Moon Midnight Hike
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
November’s Frost Moon is named after the beavers who build their winter dams at this time of the year. Join us as we hike on trails, lit up by the full moon, along the Eno River which is a popular spot for beavers to build their winter dams. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Preregistration is required for all participants.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 11th, 2022
1 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register – just come on out, rain or shine!
Stargazing Series: Geminids Meteor Shower
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 (Night of Tuesday, December 13th)
12:01 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is the most prolific meteor shower of the year with up to 120 meteors per hour. Join us in the meadow at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion as we watch the spectacle. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while lying on a blanket under the stars. No cost, no preregistration required.
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