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Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park now open

Although we have opened our gates, the following cautions apply: The riverside trails have been under water for days. The water is receding, but these trails are exceedingly muddy, with lots of debris. We do not reccomend hiking on these trails. The trails that do not run beside the river will be in much better condition. Please be careful while in the park!

Beetle Mania

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:30pm

Did you know that there are more than 350,000 identified species of beetles?  Hike and search for some of the Eno's beetles and discuss the evolutionalry theory of adaptive radiation.  Please wear long sleeves and long pants, sturdy shoes, and be ready to go off the trail. 
 

Good Morning, Gar

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 10:00am

Join us for a moderate hike up the reach of the Eno that runs along Cole Mill to Bobbit Hole.  As we hike, we hope to spot the Eno's elusive Longnose Gar.

Bring shoes appropriate for hiking, sunscreen, and a water bottle. 
 

Build a Bird

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 2:00pm

Discover bird adaptations in this make-and-take craft activity followed by a short hike.  This activity is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please wear shoes that are appropriate for hiking.  Participants should bring sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, and snack.

Experiments at the Ford

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:30am

We'll test common household solution for pH and discuss the impact of pH on aquatic organisms. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please wear close-toed shoes that can get wet.  We'll start at teh Piper Cox House, but we'll likely go into the water, too.

 

Book and Hiking Boots: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 5:30pm

Join us for our Nature Writers series where we discuss Anne Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.  The book discussion will take place during our hike to "Sister House." 

Ages 14 and up.  Please wear shoes that are appropriate for hiking.  We also suggest bringing bug spray, a full water bottle, snack, and a rain jacket.

 

Kangaroo Hike

Eno River State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:30am

Parents carrying infants and toddlers, bring your little ones for a 1.5 mile hike just for you.  As with any outdoor activities with small ones, please plan for delays, insects, weather, and bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.  Remember that any accompanying dogs should be leased and some folks may be unsure of furry friends.  To keep our free-ranging tyke hikers safe, we will request that pare