When temperatures hover in mid- to high-nineties, many people head inside to cool off. Durham News Service checked with its Facebook fans to see how they liked to “stay cool.” For the more adventurous at heart, here are some ideas for “cooling off” outside in Durham:
- Go wading or kayaking in the Eno River (rentals from Frog Hollow Outdoors).
- Get soaked at the “spray ground” at Edison Johnson Recreation Center or
Forest Hills Park.
- Frolic with the butterflies at the Museum of Life and Sciences Magic Wings
Butterfly House, kept a (relatively) cool 80 degrees year-round.
- Enjoy an ice cold beverage at any of Durham’s fine restaurants with
outdoor patios (fans on!).
- Spend the day at Rollingview State Recreation Area swimming or boating
- Splash in the fountains at Northgate.
- Walk the American Tobacco Trail at sunrise.
- Catch a Durham Bulls game from the patio of Tobacco Road Café – outdoor
misting system makes it cool.
- Take a motorcycle or bike ride under the tree-canopied roads in Northern Durham.
- And finally, savor a delicious icy treat from Durham’s own Local Yogurt or Locopops as blogged about by two DCVB staffers.