HOLLOW ROCK BLUFFS - LOT 2
2.00 ACRES - $625,000
ONE OF A KIND 2 acres in Chapel Hill School District. Includes amazing view down New Hope Creek & hist. mill, sits adjacent to bluff w/ massive rock outcrops, rhododendron, geological formations. Access to cobble rock swimming hole on creek, borders Korstian Div of Duke Forest! Lot immediately adjacent to Henderson Woods on Erwin/Whitifield Rds. Includes an income-producing 1,200 sqft cabin that could be mother-in-law cabin or live while you build! 2 miles from conveniences yet tucked away!
Hollow Rock Bluffs is located just 2 miles from local conveniences yet is hidden away from the hustle and bustle and is your own private oasis. This property has direct access to New Hope Creek for swimming and fishing and impeccable views. It is adjacent to the 1600 ACRE Koristan division of Duke Forest which provides miles of hiking trails that snake through the forest and connects over Erwin Road to the Hollow Rock Nature Park to add to the vast opportunities for hiking and fishing. See Trail Map Here The bluffs on New Hope Creek offer an impeccable view to enjoy while sipping you morning coffee! Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast!
The Hollow Rock Bluffs are surrounded by places of significant history. Hollow Rock Road stems off of Erwin Road which runs parallel and, in many places, on top of the old New Hope Creek Road. New Hope Creek Road was a "pre-colonial" trade trail which ran through the Koristan Division of Duke Forest to current day Chapel Hill. Duke Forest began its story in the 1920's when Duke University purchased farm lands in an effort to expand the university's forestry education program. In 1931, Dr. Clarence Koristan began stewardship of these lands on behalf of the University and the lands have been continually used as an outdoor classroom to provide students opportunities for research and education.
This amazing property is located on the beautiful New Hope Creek which flows through Orange and Durham County into the Jordan Lake reservoir. New Hope Creek was previously New Hope River until a dam was put into place to form Jordan Lake and snakes between the Hollow Rock Bluffs properties and 1600 Acres of the Koristan Division of Duke Forest. This property is located at a rock formation, known as Hollow Rock, which is where Hollow Rock Road, and nearby Hollow Rock Tennis Club, got their names. The views from New Hope Creek are some of the rarest and most beautiful in Orange County including the bluffs made from a sandstone outcrop 40 to 50 feet high that are the largest of its type in the country!
The bluffs ecology is botanically unique, in part due to its special geology. They are recognized by the North Carolina Natural Heritage Commission as the “New Hope Creek Slopes”, which are part of a larger, state significant “New Hope Creek Floodplain Macrosite”. The bluffs are also rare hosts to a rhododendron community which typically grow on metamorphic rock. There are only nine rhododendron sites like this in the state of NC. These rhododendron bloom in late spring with substantial purple blooms.
To learn more about this area of New Hope Creek, take a look at this website: New Hope Creek Website