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Stories of the Eno

Thursday, July 20, 2017 & Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10AM

Does your child love storytelling and the outdoors? Join us on a guided Cole Mill Trail hike for the chance to learn about the Eno and interpret its story from your own perspective. We will take a couple of breaks during the hike to write down our thoughts, and will come together at the end to finish up and share our stories, which can take any form – writing, visual art, or live-action!  Parents and children can work together to tell the story of the river. All ages welcome. We will provide journals and writing utensils for all participating children.

Directions: Cole Mill Access at the intersection of Cole Mill and Umstead Roads.  From I-85 take Cole Mill Road exit 173 north 3 miles.  Turn left on Old Cole Mill Road at the traffic light.  There is a state park sign.  Meet at the dead end of the 2nd parking lot at the Cole Mill Trail head.

Distance: 1.2 miles        Duration: 90 minutes

Reflecting on the Eno

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 10AM

Join us in a guided writing and hiking session out on the Cole Mill Trail, getting to know the Eno and its story a bit better along the way. We will stop to reflect on the river and journal in the middle of the hike, coming together at the end to wrap up and share our writing. All forms of creative expression are welcome, whether poetry, prose, journal entry, or song. Please come prepared with your own writing materials. This program is primarily for adults but watch for our kid creative writing hikes as well.

Directions: Cole Mill Access at the intersection of Cole Mill and Umstead Roads.  From I-85 take Cole Mill Road exit 173 north 3 miles.  Turn left on Old Cole Mill Road at the traffic light.  There is a state park sign.  Meet at the dead end of the 2nd parking lot at the Cole Mill Trail head.

Distance: 1.2 miles     Duration: 90 minutes

Weekly Hikes

The Eno River Association offers hikes each Sunday from January through mid-May and a special hike in June for National Trails Day.

Photo by Duncan Heron

Winter Hikes on the Eno: Click here for more information.

Spring Hikes on the Eno: Click here for more information.

The Eno River Association hosts its own series of Hikes and Outings to bring all the citizens of the Eno to the river to enjoy, explore, and learn more about the places we love. Most hikes and outings take place on Sunday afternoons from 2-4:30 and more details can be found by checking the calendar at enoriver.org for the most up to date information.

New Year’s Day Hike A long-held tradition of the Eno River Association is our popular New Year’s Day Hike. We gather together as one Eno family and take either a short, family-friendly hike or a longer, more adventurous one at the Eno River State Park. Start the year off right and join us to celebrate another great year on the Eno. Click here to learn more about our New Year’s Day Hike.

Winter Hike Series
January and February find us leading a hike every Sunday afternoon to explore a new area of the river. We see, hear, touch, and learn about the natural world as well as the history of the Eno River basin. Click here to learn more about our hikes in January and February.

Spring Hike Series
March, April and May continue our treks up and down the Eno River and some hikes will feature spring wildflowers, while others simply enjoy the beauty and history of the river. The last hike of the season takes place on Mother’s Day with a hike up Occoneechee Mountain. Click here to learn more about our hikes in March, April and May.