Special Alert

Ellerbe Creek Watershed Urban Nature Reserves

  • 2100 Perennial Dr
  • Durham, NC 27705

Ellerbe Creek is one of several watershed that cross Durham. From its headwater at Cole Mill Road until it empties into Falls Lake, it is being restored by the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association including several urban nature preserves with hiking trails and wetlands. It passes through or by many of Durham's visitor features including Bennett Place State Historic Site, Croasdale and Hillandale Golf Courses, Duke Homestead, the Ninth Street District and Duke East Campus and the Museum of Life and Science. Pearl Mill Preserve can be accessed just west of Markham and Rand Street. 17-Acre Wood Preserve can be accessed at Albany Street just south of Indian Trail. Glennstone Preserve can be accessed at off Glennstone Drive off Glenn Road (turn right on Glennstone Drive off Glen Road and park at the pagoda next to the Stormwater detention pond and look for the kiosk where there are trail maps). Visit http://www.ellerbecreek.org/explore/nature-walks.html for more details on nature walks.

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604