Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Durham, North Carolina

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This hike explores a protected parcel of the upper New Hope Creek watershed. Follow New Hope Creek downstream past two former mill sites, then make a loop around a tributary—Old Field Creek—walking hilly bluffs and streamside flats. These watercourses deliver beauty in each season, luring you to return for multiple visits. Sometimes while driving, we roll on bridges right over creeks and never give them much thought. However, many creeks in the Triangle area harbor natural beauty and a glimpse of the area’s past. New Hope Creek and its tributary Old Field Creek are two such waterways, streams that once hosted mills where local farmers ground their corn into meal, streams now functioning as wildlife corridors, valleys where trees rise regally to cool the waters below them, and where wildflowers from trout lilies to jack-in-the-pulpit color the woodland floor.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike explores a protected parcel of the upper New Hope Creek watershed. Follow New Hope Creek downstream past two former mill sites, then make a loop around a tributary—Old Field Creek—walking hilly bluffs and streamside flats. These watercourses deliver beauty in each season, luring you to return for multiple visits.

Sometimes while driving, we roll on bridges right over creeks and never give them much thought. However, many creeks in the Triangle area harbor natural beauty and a glimpse of the area’s past. New Hope Creek and its tributary Old Field Creek are two such waterways, streams that once hosted mills where local farmers ground their corn into meal, streams now functioning as wildlife corridors, valleys where trees rise regally to cool the waters below them, and where wildflowers from trout lilies to jack-in-the-pulpit color the woodland floor.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5- 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701; (919) 908-8809; www.triangleland.org
Local Maps: Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

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