FUN AND LEARNING ON THE ENO

Join an Eno River Association Educator for guided experiences into nature and history along the Eno. Fascinating, fun, and you may learn something.



FIELD SKETCHING

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 10AM Field Sketching: Discover the fascinating nature all around us as we observe the natural world through the lens of art.  Led by a naturalist we will stroll through the Confluence Natural Area, stopping frequently to sketch and discuss the animals and plants that we see. Paper and pencils will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own art materials. This is open to people of all art levels and we are happy to help guide those who are new to art. 90-minute program. Suggested ages 10 and up. Limited to 10 artistically minded folks, masks required when we cannot distance.  $5 for general public, $3 for Eno River Association members and children under 18.  No dogs please.  To preregister visit Field Sketching.

Directions: Meet at the pavilion beside the parking lot. The address is 4214 Highland Farm Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278. From Hillsborough take Hwy 86 North away from town 1.6 miles from US70. Turn left on Coleman Loop 1.1 miles. Turn left on Highland Farm Rd 2.4 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway. From northern Orange County take Hwy 86 south after passing Walnut Grove Church Rd take the first right on Kenion Rd 1.7 miles. Turn right on Highland Farm Rd 0.6 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway.

From Hillsborough take Hwy 86 North away from town 1.6 miles from US70. Turn left on Coleman Loop 1.1 miles. Turn left on Highland Farm Rd 2.4 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway. From northern Orange County take Hwy 86 south after passing Walnut Grove Church Rd take the first right on Kenion Rd 1.7 miles. Turn right on Highland Farm Rd 0.6 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway.

Yellow Billed Cuckoo by Tom Driscoll

BIRDING THE ENO – DECEMBER

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:30AM Join avid birder and former New Hope Audubon Society President Tom Driscoll on a guided discovery of the birds of the Confluence Natural Area.  This 2-hour stroll through field, forest, and creek habitats will illuminate many birds by sight and song. Binoculars and spotting scopes are encouraged but not required.

Suggested ages 12 and up. No dogs please. Limited to 10 hikers, masks required.  $5 for the general public, $3 for Eno River Association members and children under 18.  To preregister visit Birding the Eno

DIRECTIONS: Meet at the pavilion beside the parking lot. The address is 4214 Highland Farm Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278. From Hillsborough take Hwy 86 North away from town 1.6 miles from US70. Turn left on Coleman Loop 1.1 miles. Turn left on Highland Farm Rd 2.4 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway.From northern Orange County take Hwy 86 south after passing Walnut Grove Church Rd take the first right on Kenion Rd 1.7 miles. Turn right on Highland Farm Rd 0.6 miles. The Confluence is on the left. There is a large sign and a gravel driveway.

Rocky Creek by Joe Liles

BACKCOUNTRY WITH RANGER DAVE- ROCKY CREEK

Saturday, December 19, 2020 Back Country with Ranger Dave at Eno River State Park, Fews Ford Access 10:00 am – 1:00pm    

Go off trail with retired park ranger Dave Cook to explore Rocky Creek, a beautiful tributary feeding the river through the Eno Wilderness.  Most of this hike will be off trail following the creek through the forest.  There are moderate hills going to and from the creek.  The grade on the creek is gentle and the woods fairly open but it will require stepping over obstacles and rock hopping across the creek in some locations. Nature, history, and scenery will be featured. 10 person limit and masks will be required where we cannot properly distance. $3 for Association members and children, $5 for everyone else. 

To register visit: Rocky Creek

Directions: Meet at Fews Ford Picnic Area at the end of Cole Mill Road.  The address is 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC   27705

Bacon Quarry

BACKCOUNTRY WITH RANGER DAVE – BACON QUARRY

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Back Country with Ranger Dave at Eno River State Park, Fews Ford Access 2:00 pm-5:00pm        

Go off trail with retired ranger Dave Cook to explore the Bacon Quarry.  This is the northern most region of Eno River State Park. Within the hardwood forest there is an old rock quarry, left behind from building Orange County Roads. It is a scenic, historical, and ecologically significant spot. We will get there with a combination of hiking trails and hiking through the forest. A hiking staff is strongly recommended for wandering the rocks in the quarry. This 5.8 mile hike includes a nearly steady 1 mile uphill and other rolling hills.

10 person limit and masks will be required where we cannot properly distance. $3 for Association members and children, $5 for everyone else. 

To register visit: Bacon Quarry

Directions: Meet at Piper-Cox House off Cole Mill Road.  The address is 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC   27705.  After entering the state park gate take the 2nd right to the parking lot.