90 Second Escape: Fall along the Eno River

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: Fall along the Eno River

Is there a bad place to enjoy fall in the Piedmont? Sure — inside.
Outside, it’s one great front seat after another. The cool, dry weather is enough to lure you out after a long, hot, muggy summer. Throw in cloudless skies, throw in a light breeze, then add a tincture of color that, over the course of three weeks or so, will explode.

One of the best spots to catch the show? Along the banks of the rugged Eno River as it makes its way from north of Hillsborough into Durham, on to Penny’s Bend and then, finally, into Falls Lake. You experience a range of hiking experiences along the Eno, from montane passages at Occonneechee Mountain to floodplain forests near its conclusion. All made better by a little color.

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