Fall Foliage Walking Tour of Sarah Duke Gardens - Durham

  • October 2, 2011 · 10:00 AM
  • Sarah Duke Gardens

Let's get out and start our Sunday off right with a glorious walk among the fall foliage at Sarah Duke Gardens. Bring your best conversation and camera since the gardens are a wonderful photographic opportunity.

This event is a nice walking tour of the gardens at your own pace and will be taken at a nice leisurely stroll so we can enjoy the gardens.  According to the Duke Gardens website, there are five miles of allées, walks, and pathways throughout the gardens.

Parking is FREE at Sarah Duke Gardens until 1:00PM on Sunday, and there are two parking lots with plenty of parking.

This event is cross posted with the Chapel Hill - Durham Hikers Meetup.

Directions from the Duke Gardens Website:

From Chapel Hill and points southwest via 15/501
- 15/501 North toward Durham
- merge right onto 15/501 Bypass
- exit onto Hwy. 751 (a.k.a. Cameron Blvd.)
- turn right at bottom of exit ramp onto Hwy. 751
- proceed on Hwy. 751 to third stop light
- turn left onto Duke University Road
- follow Duke University Road to second stop light
- turn left onto Anderson Street
- after first intersection, main entrance is 150 yards up on the left (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From Raleigh and points south and east via I-40 & Hwy. 147 (Durham Freeway)
- I-40 west to Hwy. 147 (Durham Freeway)
- follow Hwy. 147 to the Swift Avenue exit
- turn left onto Swift Avenue
- pass one traffic light and proceed to Campus Drive (a four-way stop)
- turn right onto Campus Drive.
- proceed to first stop light and turn right onto Anderson Street
- main entrance is 150 yards on the left after the intersection (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From Greensboro and points west via I-85
- I-85 North to Durham
- exit onto Hillandale Road
- turn right at the top of exit ramp onto Hillandale Road
- continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy. 147 overpass
- proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection
- turn left on Erwin Road
- proceed to second stop light
- turn right onto Anderson Street
- entrance is about one-half mile up on the right (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

From points north and east via I-85
- I-85 South to Durham
- exit at Hillandale Road
- turn left at the top of the exit ramp onto Hillandale Road
- continue on Hillandale, which will merge with Fulton Street at the Hwy. 147 overpass
- proceed on Fulton Street to the Erwin Road intersection
- turn left on Erwin Road
- proceed to second stop light
- turn right onto Anderson Street
- entrance is about one-half mile up on the right (a half-circle drive with stone walls)

We will meet at the gate entrance and start the hike at 10:00AM (so please be on-time or prepared to catch up!). I expect the hike to last an hour or two.

If you would like more information about Duke Gardens, please visit their website at: http://www.hr.duke.ed...

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  • Julie

    What a beautiful day at the Gardens! Thanks for coming out everyone and making it even more wonderful! :D

    October 2, 2011

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