Neighborhoods Hike: West Durham, East Campus & Beyond
* Why do neighborhoods change so quickly in Durham?
* Where does Coach K get his hair cut?
* Where did Elvis sleep incognito, in a caboose?
* Where was Kevin Costner spotted in his boxer shorts, near East Campus?
Come along and find out…
2.5-mile loop starts at Ninth & Green, across from White Star.
You’ll see a little nature and learn some Durham history on the route. We’ll also talk about the ridge, between the Neuse and Cape Fear basins, that forms the backbone of our town. We might even get into current events in the Bull City and talk about all this development around Ninth Street.
Local history lover John Schelp will narrate along the way. No need to register. Parking is available on streets near Ninth & Green. (Bike racks are also nearby.)
Hike takes about 2.5 hours (but folks can peel off anytime.) Optional post-tour gathering at Dain’s Place at 754 Ninth Street — for a cold drink and further conversation.
Co-sponsored by Museum of Durham History, Sierra Club and the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association. Rain or shine.