Events To Do in Durham

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Summer is winding down but there are still some great things to do in Durham.  The weather is beautiful so to inspire you to get out and do stuff I made a list of events for you

Durham Bulls Game

August is the last full month of the Durham Bulls baseball games.  This is a Durham family freindly tradition.  It’s inexpensive and this time of year there are beautiful sunsets in the evening.

Just check Instagram.  Folks are always posting picks of the night sky as it transitions and you can see the ball field with pinks and purples in the sky above.

If you haven’t been to a game this season, get out there now.  The season ends at the beginning of September, which is right around the corner.  Pick a date, and go to a game now, before it’s too late.

American Tobacco Trail

The American Tobacco Trail is awesome.  It is a an old train track that was never used, so it was converted to bike/walk path.

The stretch of trail that is in Durham has been paved.  It’s wide enough for two lanes of traffic, which is great because on nice days, the Tobacco trail has a lot of travelers.  Especially if it’s a nice day on the weekend.

While the Durham section of the trail is paved, the trail extends in to Cary, NC where the pavement stops and turns to gravel.  So, if you are on a road bike, you’ll want to turnaround at that point.  The Durham part of the trail extends all the way into downtown Durham and terminates right at the entrance to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Tobacco Trail is great for walking, running, and biking, but motorized vehicles are not allowed on this path.  It crosses through mostly wooded area which is beautiful and relaxing, although it does cross some urban areas by downtown Durham, Southpoint Mall, and the bridge that crosses over Interstate 40 (pictured above).

Now is the perfect time to use the Trail.  So get out there!

Disc Golf in Durham

There are many different disc golf courses to choose from in the Bull City.  We’re lucky like that!  Disc golf is great and it’s free and it gets you outside and moving.  While there are many different courses to choose from, I like the course at the Cornwallis Road Park.

Disc Golf courses can range anywhere from nine to eighteen to twenty-seven hole courses, although most courses are eighteen holes, just like a standard golf course.

One of the many great things about disc golf is that you can play a few holes, and if you are pressed for time, just leave.  You can also just play again if you have plenty of time.

One important thing to remember about playing disc golf in Durham in the summertime is… mosquitoes!  If you decide to play in the evening, be prepared for mosquitoes.  Bring some repellent with you, your friends are going to want some as well.  Or you can try to play earlier in the day, that way the mosquitoes aren’t quite as active.

So there you have it.  Summer is winding down but the weather is still great.  Just get out there and get movin’ and enjoy the last days of this great season.

And bring some mosquito repellent.