Ayr Mount (c. 1815) is a hidden gem off the Old Indian Trading Path. Built in 1815 for William Kirkland of Ayr, Scotland, Ayr Mount is the finest Federal era house in the Piedmont region of NC. Original woodwork, museum quality period furniture, stunning decorative arts, along with rich area and family history make this a must-see site. This gracious home is surrounded by 50 acres of blooming gardens, woodlands, rolling landscapes, along the Eno River and the Indian Trading Path. The grounds are open daily and access is free. A lovely 1 mile path designated as "Poet's Walk" leads through the woods, along the Eno River, through a meadow, and past the remains of the Trading Path. The site has picnic tables near the house, and chairs behind the house with a lovely view of a pond.