The Poet’s Walk is a one-mile walking trail that meanders through the woodlands, meadows, and fields surrounding Ayr Mount historic house. It sweeps alongside the banks of the Eno River, creating serene riverside lookouts, and features views of the Kirkland family cemetery, the old tavern foundation, and Hillsborough’s Old Indian Trading Path. A walk, run or stroll on the trail is perfect for history buffs, dog walkers and nature enthusiasts alike.
You may also wish to bring a picnic basket to enjoy at one of the picnic tables nestled under hardwoods and pines, or on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Groups of 7 or more require advance notice and a rental fee .
AYR MOUNT HISTORIC HOUSE AND POET’S WALK ARE LOCATED AT:
376 St. Mary’s Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Site gates open daily during the following times: *
Jan., Feb., Nov., Dec. 9 am – 5 pm
March and October 9 am – 6 pm
Apr., May., Aug., Sep. 9 am – 7 pm
June and July 9 am – 9 pm
Admission to the grounds is free.
Car parking is available.
*Site may be closed without notice for repairs, weather, holidays or special events.
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Video on Poet’s Walk