Weekend Best Bets: Farms, Food and Falls Lake

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Our top picks to get you outside this weekend, from historic walking tours and a sunset paddle to a trip to the farmers market

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Frog Hollow Outdoors offers a nighttime paddle during sunset at Falls Lake.

Compiled by Elizabeth Efird

People’s Platform: Education For All – Thursday, 6pm – Durham For All and the Durham Association of Educators present the third People’s Platform to discuss the role of education in the upcoming November election. This online event will cover policy positions and the education system as well as the platforms of individual candidates. This event is accessible via Zoom and Facebook Live.  

West Point Park Tour Friday-Sunday, 2pm-3pm – During this outdoor tour of West Point on the Eno’s historic grounds, learn about the local history and former dwellers. The tour covers the outside of the West Point Mill, the McCown-Mangum House and the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography. Social distancing will be in place. Groups sizes will be limited to align with current mass gathering size restrictions. Masks will be required of staff and participants.

Post-Juneteenth Celebration – Friday, 4pm-9pm – Join The Other America Movement for a day of peace, unity and reflection to celebrate Black-owned businesses and art. This event features local craftsmen, food trucks and live music. Proceeds benefit Durham’s communities of color. 

Sunset Paddle – Friday, 7:15pm-9:45pm – Frog Hollow Outdoors hosts a fun and relaxing nighttime paddle during sunset on Falls Lake. Pack a flashlight, water and snack, and reserve a canoe or kayak for this guided adventure. 

Leigh Farm Park Tour – Saturday, 2pm-3pm – Take a guided tour of this historic home and farm to learn more about the middle-class plantation. The tour features mid-to-late 19th century buildings and gives insight into the lives of the families who worked and lived there. Social distancing will be in place. Groups sizes will be limited to align with current mass gathering size restrictions. Masks will be required of staff and participants.

The Black Farmers Market – Sunday, 1pm-4pm – The Black Market NC and Provident1898 partner to bring an afternoon market supporting Black-owned businesses and Black farmers at 411 W. Chapel Hill St.

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