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.
Events at West Point on the Eno
November 22nd, 2019
West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion, 5253 N. Roxboro Street
FreeDurham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to a Fourth Friday Fire. Learn about the wonders of nature from knowledgeable staff while sitting by the fire. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No preregistration.
West Point Park Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday (scheduled through December 7th, 2019)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Humans have changed the river; the river has changed humans. Come explore the water and floodplain. This hike will be about three miles long and will have two water crossings (the Eno River and Warren Creek), so you may want to bring water shoes. Meet at the West Point Mill.
Best for ages 10 and up.
Free, no need to register. Rain or shine.
For more information, email Cassandra.Bennett@durhamnc.gov.
History Hike: Hidden West Point
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Point on the Eno was home to many folks, many of whom left indelible marks on the landscape. Join us for an on- and off-trail hike that will explore abandoned home sites, old road beds, former irrigation systems, and so much more. This hike is presented in partnership with the Eno River Association. Together, we will show you parts of West Point you have never seen before! This hike will be about five miles long. Please, no dogs on this hike since we are going off trail. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
Age: 10 and up
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FreeThis is an annual tradition. Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register – just come on out, rain or shine!50th Annual New Year’s Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FreeStart 2020 off with visions of old and new Eno friends. Everyone is welcome. It is free and you can choose between a long or short hike. After the hikes we will serve hot chocolate and popcorn, and roast marshmallows at the Fews Ford picnic area. More information.
More upcoming free things to do in the Triangle
Monday, December 9, 2019