6 Durham Ways To Commune With Nature This Spring
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Presented by Durham Parks & Recreation

6 Durham Ways To Commune With Nature This Spring

Friday, Apr 13 2018

Nothing makes you appreciate nature like the thawing over and blossoming of Spring. What’s more? In celebration of April’s Earth Day, Durham Parks & Recreation is bringing you a whole bunch of nature-loving events. From free festivals to forest bathing, DPR’s got your back with plenty of excuses to get outside and re-commune with Mother Nature this season.

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Garden for Good during DP&R's Garden Workday at West Point on the Eno
Photo by @dprplaymore

Garden for Good During DP&R's Garden Workday

Lend at a hand the Eno's Community Garden, where everything grown goes to area food pantries. It's a great way to give back and show off your green thumb—win-win!

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Garden for Good during DP&R's Garden Workday
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Celebrate Earth Day at Durham

Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Mother Earth with a free festival in Durham Central Park! Enjoy live tunes, locally-made goods, food, hands-on activities and educational opportunities—what a way to say 'I <3 the Earth'!

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Celebrate Earth Day
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Find Respite Through Forest Bathing  at Sandy Creek Park
Photo by @catoclysmic

Find Respite Through Forest Bathing

Unplug and unwind at Sandy Creek Park. Escape the stressors of the real world, commune with nature and breathe in fresh, forest air. Ahhh. Don't you feel better already? 

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Find Respite Through Forest Bathing
Free   .  Sandy Creek Park   .  Durham
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Keep the Eno Beautiful on the Trail Workday at West Point on the Eno
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Keep the Eno Beautiful on Trail Workday

All Durhamites know how gorg the Eno is—the picturesque trails, glistening waters and lush greenery are all awe-inspiring. Help keep it that way! Volunteer to keep the Eno beautiful on Trail Workdays.

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Keep the Eno Beautiful on the Trail Workday
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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History Hike: Surveying West Point at West Point on the Eno
Photo by @cathyjordan1

Go On An Off-Trail History Hike

Join the 'History Hike: Surveying West Point' to take in natural beauty and discover how people survived off the land in colonial times on this 2-mile, off-trail trek through the Eno. 

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History Hike: Surveying West Point
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Paddle at Sunset at Lake Michie Boat Launch
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Paddle at Sunset

Take in the natural beauty of the spring sunset by paddling your way through Lake Michie with Durham Parks and Recreation.

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Paddle at Sunset
$6/$11   .  Lake Michie Boat Launch   .  Bahama
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6 Durham Ways To Commune With Nature This Spring
6 Durham Ways To Commune With Nature This Spring