The Eno River is by far the most wonderful area for checking our different ecosystems, with river access, streams, piney woods, rocky outcroppings, and beautiful deciduous areas you can find a little of everything here. Both of these sites were homesites, so there are also interesting historic structures to explore. The draw of this place for our family is river swimming and waterfall sliding! Fews Ford has great swimming spots along the hiking trails, and a little waterfall that is perfect for kids to climb up and slide back down again! There is also a swinging rope bridge there that allows for some great views of the river as well as its residents, like herons and reptiles of all sorts! We’ve spotted a few types of watersnakes sunning themselves along the banks. West Point on the Eno is a Town of Durham park, and offers tons of picnicking opportunities, hiking and a little boat launch for wading near the Historic Mill. There are a few groups that offer educational programs here, as well. Hope you get out to explore all that the Eno has to offer soon!
With Love, Turtle Dove
Know Before You Go: The Eno has a few access point in the Triangle. West Point on the Eno is great for exploring and wading, but the State Park access at Fews Ford is really great for swimming. https://www.ncparks.gov/eno-river-state-park We park on Cole Mill Road, near the old homesite, and access the water and waterfall there.
There are plenty of snakes in this wild, beautiful wonderland!
There is a lot of glass in the river access at West Point, we always wear shoes there
Fishing is permitted near the swimming areas, look out for hooks
There are restrooms near the Fews Ford access. At West Point, there are restrooms at near the old barn, and a portable restroom near the trail