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WEST ELLERBE CREEK TRAIL 1900 Maryland Ave., Durham

The 1.2-mile, 10-foot-wide paved trail runs through the center of Durham along the Ellerbe Creek providing bike and pedestrian access to downtown. EAST COAST GREENWAY Connects 15 states, 450 cities and towns via 3,000 miles of greenway from Maine to Florida. A study prepared by Alta Planning + Design and designed by GlaxoSmithKline reports that the greenway generates $90 million in total benefits annually for the Triangle region in health gains, environmental and transportation benefits, increased property values and economic improvement. In Durham County, the East Coast Greenway travels along the Ellerbe Creek Trail, South Ellerbe Creek Trail, Downtown Trail and American Tobacco Trail. greenway.org/states/north-carolina 15

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AL BUEHLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham

Located around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Golf Course, the 2.91 miles of gravel provides a trail for running or walking. A 0.11-mile connector trail joins the Al Buehler main trail to a 0.58-mile exercise loop. dukeforest.duke.edu/recreation/running-hiking/albuehler 17

AMERICAN TOBACCO TRAIL Morehead Avenue and Blackwell Street, Durham

The American Tobacco Trail begins at a large trailhead just south of the former American Tobacco factory complex and under the Durham Freeway. About 11.4 miles of the 22.6-mile-long trail runs through Durham County to the Chatham County line. In Durham, the trail is a 10-foot-wide, asphalt-paved greenway with loose gravel shoulders open for foot, bike or equestrian traffic. triangletrails.org/ american-tobacco-trail 18

ROLLING VIEW TRAIL 4201 Baptist Rd., Durham

A short trail in Falls Lake State Park connecting three campground loops, a swim beach, picnic shelters and boat launch areas. The easy 2-mile trail includes natural and paved surfaces. ncparks.gov/ falls-lake-state-recreation-area/trail/rolling-view-trail 19

LEIGH FARM PARK 370 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham

Amenities: disc golf, greenway, picnic tables and the historical Leigh Farm, an “82.8-acre property [that] is anchored by a 7-acre historic core listed on the National Register of Historic Places.” The historic area includes: the Leigh House, an early 19th century dairy, a mid-19th century slave cabin and a late-19th century slave cabin and carriage house along with a few other historically significant buildings. 20

TWIN LAKES PARK 439 Chandler Rd., Durham

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Amenities: turf soccer field with field lights, fishing, picnic shelters with tables and grills, playground and swings. 21

BETHESDA PARK 1814 Stage Rd., Durham

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Amenities: basketball court, disc golf, playgrounds, 22-element high ropes course, picnic tables, tennis courts, tire swing and standard swings.  101

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