Duke Rec & P.E. facilities will be closed May 2-16 for cleaning. Additional details pertaining to summer operations will be sent out in the coming days and announced on our social accounts (@DukeRec) and website.
Outdoor Adventures will help plan your next outing with Personal Trip Plans. You can select from several hiking, paddling, backpacking, or camping trip plans within North Carolina. Keep an eye out for new locations as we continue to update this resource. Pair a Personal Outdoor Adventure Trip with an Equipment Rental and you will be set for a trip full of adventure! Click the trip type below to access the location plans available for each activity.
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Durham is filled with historic buildings, properties and districts that are chosen for their historic significance. These sites are great for family field trips, picnics, or a space to learn more about the diverse history of Durham! Trip examples include:
The Durham area has several beautiful and unique hiking areas. The diverse trail system will take you meandering through the woods, to the top of mountains, and strolling near streams. Available trip plan locations include:
A great way to beat the heat is to get out paddling on one of Durham’s picturesque lakes or waterways. Whether you are Stand Up Paddleboarding, Canoeing, or Kayaking, you can enjoy the water from dawn till dusk. Available trip plan locations include:
The triangle offers access to great mountain biking trails for any skill level. Whether you're a beginner looking to develop your mountain biking skills, or an advanced rider looking for fast, flowing trails there are a variety of options within a short drive. Available trip plans include:
Unplug and unwind with a night under the stars at one of the Durham area’s beautiful campgrounds. The campgrounds are located on picturesque lakes so you can spend your nights roasting marshmallows and your days swimming, paddling, or hiking. Available trip plan locations include:
The Durham area offers great locations for the beginner or well-seasoned backpackers, whether you are looking to hike 1 mile or 6 miles. Take the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and carry everything you need in your backpack. Available trip plan locations include: