Taking a moment to appreciate my surroundings at Eno River State Park. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike” -John Muir
Sans bugs and crowds, the winter months are a perfect time to explore the awe inspiring and tranquil natural places in and around Durham County. Some great places to start are the Duke Forest and Eno River State Park. Click through to see more of the exceptional wilderness on hand.
Running through a pine forest along the Laurel Bluffs Trail within Eno River State Park
Looking up at another pine forest in the Eno division of the Duke Forest
Duke Forest offers sublime biking and hiking opportunities across a wide variety of terrain and ecosystems
Enjoying the new and improved trails along the Korstian division of the Duke Forest
The Korstian division of the Duke Forest also boasts some impressive bluffs along New Hope Creek
Down below the bluffs, New Hope Creek is equally majestic
To learn about stewardship and advocacy of these invaluable nature places, check out the Triangle Land Conservancy and the Eno River Association.