Durham gets a lot of attention as a thriving urban environment, but its natural areas also receive national praise. Regardless of the season, Durham's outdoor beauty is always a breath of fresh air. Lofty pines, stately oaks, abundant evergreens - both in urban and rural areas - create a beautiful setting that may be hard to leave.
Experience Durham's natural beauty by hiking the scenic trails along the river at Eno River State Park, mountain biking at Little River Regional Park & Recreation Area, bird-watching at West Point on the Eno City Park, or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance of nature.
Beat the heat by exploring one of these Durham locales that let you cool off in rivers, lakes, and science exhibits. Read More
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Includes grills, picnic facilities, and play grounds.
Includes basketball courts, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, small recreation center, small shelters, and water fountains.
Three-story tropical butterfly conservatory, the largest on the East Coast, featuring exotic flowers and tropical plants in a rainforest area and stream garden. Insectarium has more than 25 live …
Includes soccer and baseball fields, playground, picnic shelter, parking, and more.
Includes basketball courts, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, small recreation center, restrooms, small shelters, water fountains, and a youth baseball field.
Includes adult softball field, grills, lights, picnic facilities, play grounds, large recreation center, and water fountains.
Includes basketball court and picnic facilities.
Catch the Wind is a four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science featuring a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. …
Includes athletic field, basketball courts, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, small shelters, soccer fields, tennis courts, and water fountains.