Highwoods is located near downtown Hillsborough and it is 18 miles away from downtown Durham. There is a semi-private golf course, Occoneechee Golf Club, within 5 miles. At the nearby Eno River farms, you will find farm fresh vegetables and delicious homemade ice cream. We have a stable resident base with residents who have lived here for about 40 years. You will find the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Duke University just a short drive away.
The Hillsborough’s downtown historic district features many churches, schools, homes and other historical buildings. Hillsborough is a tourist destination, a wonderful place for artists and writers. It is located in North Carolina, with access to the Triad and other Triangle cities. Friday evenings come alive with arts and entertainment, and barbecue lovers fill the town for the annual Hog Day. Hillsborough is where the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area is found, along with many other nature trails. These new public spaces and parks are making this historic town an even better place to live.
The Riverwalk is an accessible, paved greenway that spans 1.8 miles along the Eno River. It is a popular trail for walking, cycling and jogging. It works as a pedestrian connection between several neighborhoods. The downtown portion of the greenway is the main route of the N.C. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. It is also one of the few portions that is located in an urban environment, where users have access to restaurants, restrooms and shopping. The greenway is open daily from 8 a.m. till just before sunset.
Fanny’s Ford Trail
This trail is 1.01 miles in length and it goes in a loop. It makes for an easy hike as it has a flat terrain and gentle hills. You can access this trail by taking the Cox Mountain Trail from the picnic area located north of the Fanny’s Ford loop.
Cole Mill Trail
This trail gives you the chance to take an easy hike along the river, with just a short climb towards the upland forest. It is a wonderful trail with beautiful scenery for you to enjoy. The trail starts at the Cole Mill picnic area from both ends of the parking lot. The length of the trail spans 1.00 miles and it goes in a loop. It is a pleasant spring hike and it is suitable for family hikes and picnics.
Pump Station Trail
This trail is the best spring wildflower trail around. It makes for an easy hike with its small hills. The trail starts at the Nancy Rhodes Creek Bridge. One of the highlights is the foundations of Durham’s first water pumping station and it is found at the northeast section of the loop. The trail is 1.50 miles in length. It follows along the Eno river with beautiful mountain laurel and moss logs.