There’s nothing more fun than exploring someplace new. Even though I’ve lived in Durham for years, there are still plenty of places I haven’t checked out. When someone asks me where to go, I’ll usually point them towards a Durham Bulls game. Maybe a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center. I’ll definitely talk about the amazing shopping and food scene. If they’re traveling with kids, I’ll mention the Museum of Life and Science. The one thing I don’t usually reference? Things to do in the great outdoors. I am many things, but outdoorsy isn’t one of them. That’s why I decided to challenge myself to get outdoors in Durham last week.
I started with a visit to Eno River State Park. There are over 30 miles of trails available to explore. You can also camp, canoe, and kayak if that’s your style.
I’m more of a walk and wander around type, and that’s just what I did. It was a beautiful day, and ridiculously peaceful.
Of course, the Eno River State Park is a lot of outdoors for someone who is admittedly not very outdoorsy. My second Durham adventure was a walk through Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Looking around, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular destination for photo shoots.
It’s also a lovely place to just spend an hour or two walking around and exploring.
I’m only scratching the surface of the fun that you can have when you visit Durham. The Durham Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has a huge list of things to do when you drop by. There’s even a special list of activities perfect for kids.
You can also take a closer look at my day getting outdoors in Durham.