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LAKE MICHIE RECREATION AREA 2802 Bahama Rd., Bahama

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The park offers largemouth bass fishing, city boat rentals and picnic tables. 2

HORTON GROVE NATURE PRESERVE 7360 Jock Rd., Bahama

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Eight miles of hiking trails, including the “That Makes Sense Interpretive Trail” for kids, through mature forests and grasslands. triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/ horton-grove-nature-preserve 3

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ENO RIVER STATE PARK 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham

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BOBBITT HOLE TRAIL 4390 Old Cole Mill Rd., Durham

A 1.65-mile loop trail in Eno River State Park that extends up river of the Cole Mill Trail.

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Five public access points with 24 miles of hiking trails, canoe launches, picnic areas, a swinging bridge, historic structures and a quarry that’s a popular swimming spot – but caution is advised. ncparks.gov/eno-river-state-park/home 4

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COLE MILL TRAIL 4390 Old Cole Mill Rd., Durham

An easy 1-mile loop trail in Eno River State Park along the river. 6

COX MOUNTAIN TRAIL 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham

A 3.75-mile loop trail in Eno River State Park that crosses the river on a suspension footbridge and climbs 270 feet in elevation from the river to the hilltop. 7

HOLDEN MILL TRAIL 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham

A 2.6-mile trail in Eno River State Park that connects two loops, one of which is an easy hike around the stone remains of Holden’s Mill. This trail starts from the Buckquarter Creek Trail, creating a 4.1-mile hike round-trip from the Piper-Cox House parking lot. 8

PUMP STATION TRAIL 4023 Rivermont Rd., Durham

A 1.5-mile easy loop in Eno River State Park. This trail is best known for its wildflowers in the spring. The trail begins at the Nancy Rhodes Creek bridge on Rivermont Road. 9

WEST POINT ON THE ENO 5101 N. Roxboro St., Durham

The 404-acre park includes 5 miles of trails along the river and through rocky terrain, granite bluffs covered with wildflowers, the West Point Mill, the McCown-Mangum House at West Point, and the Packhouse & Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography. Frog Hollow Outdoors offers boat rentals on the weekends. enoriver.org/what-weprotect/parks/west-point-on-the-eno 100

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QUARRY TRAIL 4950 Howe St., Durham

A 0.8-mile loop in Eno River State Park that starts from the Cabe Lands Trail and eventually loops around the quarry rim. 11

MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL 4770 Pleasant Green Rd., Durham

Connecting the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, the MST connects North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. The Eno River State Park hosts a 7.5-mile stretch of the MST, connecting the Pleasant Green Access with the West Point on the Eno City Park trails beginning at Guess Road. The MST is marked with distinct white circle blazes. mountainstoseatrail.org/the-trail/map 12

ROCK QUARRY PARK 701 Stadium Dr., Durham

Amenities: athletic fields, greenway, picnic tables, playground, the Edison Johnson Recreation Center, sprayground, swings, tennis courts and aquatics center. 13

FALLS LAKE STATE PARK 13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest

Contains 14.3 miles of trails open for hiking and single-track mountain biking, ranging from easy to advanced. The park also offers various camping amenities, boat-launching ramps, fishing, picnicking and swimming. ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/trails

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