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Occoneechi to Adshushear, this Saturday's reenactment of English explorer John Lawson's first visit to this area, isn't just any old walk in the woods. To recapture what might have been Lawson's 1701 impressions of the Piedmont, the Trading Path Preservation Association and the Eno River Association will lead hikers Feb. 17 on a 14-mile trek from the county courthouse in Hillsborough to Durham's Mt. Sinai Road. Lawson called the densely vegetated route a "sad and stony way"--so good shoes, strong legs and a supply of water are important prerequisites for this adventure. Call 732-6957 for more information and to register for the hike. If you're not up for the marathon trek, you can learn more about Lawson's guide, Enoe Will, and the locations of the paths and villages they visited together on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Eno River State Park on Cole Mill Road. At 1 p.m., archeology professor Steve Davis and local experts Tom Magnuson and Dave Southern will be giving a presentation about Piedmont tribes.

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