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Eno River State Park

West Point on the Eno

This natural and historic park is located along a two-mile stretch of the Eno River. The 371 acres of woods, waters and wildlife were once home to the Shocco, Occaneechi and Eno Indians.

The park is now home to the reconstructed water-powered grist mill that currently grinds corn and wheat, the restored McCown-Mangum House, a working blacksmith shop and the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography which exhibits early 19th century works. General Sherman's cavalry camped here during the surrender negotiations at Bennett Place.

Approximately 1.5 miles of walking trails, canoeing and rafting are available. A variety of natural history programs, craft workshops and demonstrations and concerts are offered throughout the year, primarily on weekends. Home to Festival for the Eno each July 4th weekend.

Directions:

I-85 North (arriving from Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177-C (Roxboro Rd Northbound)
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-85 South (arriving from NY, DC, VA, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177-B (Roxboro Rd/Hwy 55 East), turn right
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-40 East (arriving from Memphis, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, etc):

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    • I-40 East and I-85 North merge in Greensboro, NC
    • When highways divide near Hillsborough, NC, follow I-85 North
    • Take exit #177-C (Roxboro Rd Northbound)
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-40 West (arriving from Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh, etc.):

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    • Take exit #279-B (Durham Fwy, Hwy 147 North)
    • Continue Durham Fwy for approximately 5-6 miles
    • Take exit #12-B (Roxboro St/Mangum St)
    • Turn right onto Roxboro St, follow for approximately 5-6 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd
October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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