Historic Occoneechee Speedway Hike

Durham, North Carolina

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This is perhaps the most unusual hike in this book. Here you can walk the only original speedway left from the inaugural 1949 NASCAR racing circuit, now on the National Register of Historic Places. This locale on the banks of the Eno River still features parts of the original track and facilities, from the ticket booth to the built-in stands to the banked turns, now all set in tall shady woods. Additional trails on this historical hike take you through hills and along riverside flats.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This is perhaps the most unusual hike in this book. Here you can walk the only original speedway left from the inaugural 1949 NASCAR racing circuit, now on the National Register of Historic Places.

This locale on the banks of the Eno River still features parts of the original track and facilities, from the ticket booth to the built-in stands to the banked turns, now all set in tall shady woods. Additional trails on this historical hike take you through hills and along riverside flats.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, 69 E. 93rd St., New York, NY 10128; (919) 732-6886; classicalamericanhomes.org
Local Maps: Occoneechee Speedway & Ayr Mount
Driving Directions: Directions to Historic Occoneechee Speedway Hike

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