Hidden Gems of the Eno

We’re updating our Hidden Gems of the Eno series beginning March 2020 and adding EVEN MORE new-to-you destinations. 

Check out the first in the updated series:

NEW! Penny’s Bend

Wildflowers at Willie Duke’s Bluff

Currently Closed — The Double Chimneys Adventure at Eno River State Park

You can also visit our past Hidden Gems below, but please note that the instructions, maps, and coordinates may be out of date. We will update them and share them above in the coming weeks.

The Eno River basin is the site of much history and natural beauty. Some of it is slightly off the beaten path. Get outside and discover these sites of natural beauty and historical interest. Information on how to get there, maps to print out, and additional stories about what make these places special are found for each location.

How to Find the Hidden Gems

GPS Coordinates are provided, however we are ‘ghost-caching’- visiting these locations for the sheer joy of it, and leaving no trace of our presence. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Please be aware that there is no cache left at these sites, and we do not wish there to be one.

Always exercise good judgment when seeking out these special places- prepare, tell someone your travel plans (park rangers love to know where you’re planning to go!), pack well, and be safe. Keep them hidden by making no path and leaving no sign you passed by.

Hidden Gems of the Eno- 2015

January – Pump Station

February – McCown-Cole Mill

March – Daffodils & Homesites

April – Willie Duke’s Bluff

May – Guess-Geer Mill

Hidden Gems of the Eno- 2014

January – Bobbitt’s Hole

February – Dunnagan’s  Grave

March – Fannie Breeze’s Homesite

April – Double Chimneys

May – Penny’s Bend

June – Sennett’s Hole

July- Inside West Point Mill

August – Fish Fry at the Steam Station

September – Holden Mill Road Settlement

October – Cabe Lands cemetery

November – Occoneechee Speedway

December – Occoneechee Quarry