Hillsborough Riverwalk and Town

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Hillsborough Riverwalk and Town
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Hillsborough is a nice little town to visit on the weekend. Hang out at Weaver Street Market, which has a great outdoor seating area filled with people. Then walk a few steps to the Riverwalk, which runs 1.8 miles from end to end. It's a lovely walk, sometimes on wooden boardwalk, sometimes on paved path, and sometimes on hardpacked dirt. The scenery varies- going west from Weaver Street Market, there is an occasional open field, a strange circle of sticks, inspirational graffiti, and best of all tall trees and bright green leaves catching the light. It is mostly shady. At one point you cross a bridge over the Eno River and watch the brown water below you. Kids enjoy having stick races, where they drop a stick each from the bridge and see whose stick travels the fastest. 

On the far west end you come to a historic speedway. In some parts of the west end of the greenway there are large sewer cylinders which smell unbearable in summer.
Going east from Weaver Street Market, the entire path is paved. There is a stickwork sculpture that is like a little house- kids can run in and out of its arched doorways. You cross the river on a big bridge and later reach Gold Park, a large, park with dry grass and a playground with fairly tall slides. After Gold Park, there is a covered boardwalk under the railway track, and some more overgrown almost tropical vegetation. Then the path ends abruptly.

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Tables outside Weaver Street Market.

Eno River.

Stickwork sculpture called A Sight to Behold. Fun for kids!

Bench with a view.

Nice plaques explaining local history and geology.

Boardwalk.

Lush vegetation at the river.

Lush tall vegetation.

Glossy leaves.

Looking up at the beautiful trees.

The unpaved section.

Over the bridge we go...

Shade canopies at Weaver Street Market.

Sitting outside at Weaver Street Market.

Trees and tables at Weaver Street Market.

The beginning of the greenway.

Boardwalk leading toward Gold Park.

Stick artwork.

Yellow flowers everywhere along the greenway, in September!

Sweet little flower patch, at Gold Park.

Saturday morning at Gold Park.

Autumn colors at the freeway exit to Hillsborough.

Mums for sale at Weaver Street Market in autumn.

Eno River in autumn.

Yellow leaves.

Red leaves in autumn, along the riverwalk.

Directions

Park at Eno River Parking Lot next door to Weaver Street Market, 228 S. Churton St, Hillsborough NC 27278.

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Last Updated: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:12:05 GMT

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