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From fishing lessons to astronomy programs, from tree identification hikes to kite workshops, our parks offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration.

Browse through the calendar or the event listing below.

Explore our 100th Anniversary events or our Summer Bucket List!

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Meet in Fort Macon at 10:30 or 2:30 to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Jul 31 2016 except Sat Jul 16 2016, Sun Jul 17 2016.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home.  The program will begin at 11:00 am in the Visitor Center auditorium.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jul 30 2016 .
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out to Raven Rock State Park and have lunch with Raven Rock’s many (over 30) hummingbirds.  Wear something red, try feeding a hummingbird and afterwards we will watch a short presentation to learn interesting facts about our little friends.  We will be making hummingbird nests for everyone to take home along with hte tic tac hummingbird eggs.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Meet... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 23 2016 .
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Join park staff in an old-fashioned Cake Walk with live music and home-baked goodies to benefit our Danbury Volunteer Fire Department.  Win some sweets or bid on one of the multiple auction prizes!  Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Visitor Center or on the day of the fundraiser.  This FUN event for the entire family will take place in the middle lane of the Visitor Center parking... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Parking Lot

Join park staff every Friday & Saturday at 2:00 pm to talk about animals found around the park. Learn about their unique adapatations and behaviors that help them survive. Approx. 30mins. All ages welcome. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Knot tying  is a fundamental skill for many tasks. Whether you are a beginning climber, backpacker or just want to learn a few knots.  Join a Ranger at the Visitor  Center at 2:00 pm.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Jul 23 2016 .
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a .5 mile hike and tour of the historic Hutchinson Homestead.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

Have you ever seen what owls do after they eat their food?  How rude!  Join a park ranger to tear open some owl pellets and see what your owl’s last meal was.  This is a hands-on program that should last about an hour.  Meet the park ranger at the New River State Park visitor center at the 221 Access Area.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
221 Access Area, Visitor Center

Journey into the past as you hike along the green ridgeline of this Appalachian Mountain. Meet the ranger for a fascinating look at the history of this ever changing region. This will be a one-mile hike. Closed toe shoes.  925  
 
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
History Hike
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