Click the links below to view information about activities for this park.
Junior Ranger: Explore, learn and help out your state parks! It's a fun way for children to explore with their family, scouts troop or youth group. Activities are geared for children ages 6-12. Children gain an appreciation of North Carolina's cultural and natural heritage and learn about careers in natural resources. A different Junior Ranger patch is awarded at each park.
Education and Events: Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. Click the Events link on the Park Menu to the left to search our database of park events.
To arrange a special exploration of Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve have been developed for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Weymouth Woods program introduces students to to the life history of the longleaf pine. Major topics include fire ecology, prescribed burning and plant and animal adaptations. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators. To learn more about environmental education or to search our database of upcoming workshops, click the Education tab, above.
Special Bird Events:
Boots, water and insect repellent are recommended and its best to phone or email ahead before coming.
This is also an activity that can be counted towards EE Certification.
Exhibit Hall: The exhibit hall at Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve allows visitors a deeper look into the significance of the longleaf pine forest. The interactive, hands-on exhibits cover topics from prescribed burning to geology, from flora and fauna of the park to the historical naval stores industry in the Sandhills. The 1,000-square-foot museum was built at Weymouth Woods in 1978 but was completely renovated in 2001. Exhibits include:
Hiking: Observe plant and animal life along more than four miles of well-marked, easy-to-hike trails:
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