Saturday, June 4, 2016

Off the Beaten Path

Looking to try out a trail in Durham you may not have tried before? Durham Magazine asked me to write a few lines about fun trails to check out this summer. The Ellerbe Creek trails take you downtown, to the Brontosaurus, and the Museum of Life and Science. Read more in my write up below, and in the magazine.

The Ellerbe Creek Trail connects Club Boulevard north through Northgate Park, past the Brontosaurus at the Museum of Life and Science, and on to Rock Quarry Park. This is one of Durham's oldest trails. Check out the Northgate Park Dog Park along the way!

Heading the opposite direction from Club Boulevard into downtown, the South Ellerbe Creek Trail winds through neighborhoods, and passes by the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association's Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, and heads into the popular Central Park Neighborhood of downtown Durham. Rolling terrain provides a challenge, but is still accessible to all members of the family. 

Heading south, the Third Fork Creek Trail begins near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Southern Boundaries Park, winds through neighborhoods along the Creek, and ends at Garrett Road. This trail is a great option for those in southern Durham who desire to try out a new trail or go to Southern Boundaries Park.