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West Point on the Eno

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Address: 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., (U.S. 501N), North Metro, Durham, NC
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+1 919-471-1623
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

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Beautiful spot. Great for kids

I wanted to see this place for the mill. With it being summer, photo opps were limited as the bushes had grown up so much. But it was still great to walk around and grab a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2015
Cheryl S
Essex, UK
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Essex, UK
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124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I wanted to see this place for the mill. With it being summer, photo opps were limited as the bushes had grown up so much. But it was still great to walk around and grab a few pictures. There is a damn nearby that allows a large wading area to exist. This place was filled with children looking like they... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Durham, North Carolina
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Our family enjoys visiting this local park. Lots of picnic tables and green space for picnics and play. Easy, safe wading in the river as well. Great place for some downtime!

Thank Laura C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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467 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is a interesting park. There are a lot of trails and it has a grist mill on the Eno River. There are overlooks and a small dam in the river. The only bad part is the grist mill is only open on weekends but they do have a blacksmith shop that is open. My only real complaint problem is... More 

1 Thank Don N
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Since the West Point is such a convenient location for me I run there a lot. The main trails are great, but I wish some of the more remote trails were more maintained.

Thank FicusHedge
Wilder, Kentucky
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

The gristmill is only open on weekends, but I saw nothing on the website about that. Lots of locals swimming in the river despite signs about snakes.

Thank kymom99
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

The Parks in Durham are exceptional. The city is to be commended for their efforts. WPOTE is one of those rare places you'll want to wander through to learn about the history of the South. Well preserved buildings. Check out the activities...

1 Thank Paul F
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

There is an old restored gristmill on the river open during certain times of the year. Walking trails along the river makes for a relaxing day. There are two shelters for gatherings, along with the old farm house you can visit. There`s a big 3 day event for 4th of July.

Thank ncskierguy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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170 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

We have passed this park hundreds of times and finally visited with our rescued dog for a hike. We have been to better marked parks but fumbled our way through a beautiful 4 mile hike. We couldn't figure out how to get across to the 1.8 mile path that leads to Guess Rd but wandered up around the amphitheater parking... More 

Thank Kristopher K
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

There are numerous trails to explore, an old working mill grinding flour, a fast flowing stream to kayak and picnic tables to enjoy lunch, even a photography barn and old, historic house.

Thank joannel362
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

West Point Grist Mill on the Eno River, Historic Value, large park for excursions, the Mill itself is in good condition. Old Bathrooms are available in the park. Lots of photographic areas. A beautiful photography studio in a separate building as well as an antique photo gallery. There is a Dam you can see from the river bank . The... More 

Thank Gwen S

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