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There's something for everyone

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.

 

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Eno River State Park
03/02/2017 - 8:30am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/02/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
03/07/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/08/2017 - 9:30am
 
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Fort Macon State Park
03/14/2017 - 11:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/16/2017 - 10:00am
 
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Eno River State Park
03/23/2017 - 8:30am
 
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03/23/2017 - 11:00am
 
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Eno River State Park
03/27/2017 - 9:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
03/27/2017 - 11:00am
 
 
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Event List

Did you know that every frog and toad species has its own unique sound?  Join a Park Ranger to learn more about the special adaptations that frogs have to help them in the cold and participate in a citizen science project by listening!!  Meet at the Parking Area past the 2nd creek crossing at the Bean Shoals Canal Access.  Bring a flashlight and some boots!

Date of Event:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Location:
North River Section - Bean Shoals Access

Bring your binoculars and join a state park educator on a 0.7 mile leisurely walk to see what birds reside at Eno River State Park. All birding levels are welcome! 

Where: Few's Ford Picnic Area. From the main entrance to the park (6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC), continue all the way down the road until it dead ends into a large parking area. 
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Date of Event:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Picnic Area

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Mar 31 2017 .
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Need to add a few miles to you log? Join a State Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 I the New River State Park for a 2.4 mile hike. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.
 

Date of Event:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
221 Access Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a 2-mile hike on the lake trail. The trail is moderate, and will take hikers through remote forest of hardwoods and pine. The trail also passes by the Cliffs 11-acre swim lake. Dogs are welcome! To register for this program please call the office at (919) 778-6234.

This hike is part of the Hike NC! initiative.  Learn more at ... more

Date of Event:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile round-trip night hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock. See amazing views, stars, and the lights of town 1600 feet below. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.  Parts of this hike are considered strenuous. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. 922
 

 

Date of Event:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Bring your binoculars and join us for a relaxing morning outing.  All experience levels welcome. Wear hiking shoes and long pants and bring water and binoculars.
 (Limit 15)
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking Loop

Meet the park ranger for a basic birding hike along the park’s new trail. Our expedition will lead us into the spring Appalachian forest. Bring binoculars, bird guides, and curiosity. Experts and beginners are all welcome on this uphill hike. Sturdy shoes. 922      
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Park Office

Kids will join a Park Ranger to learn all the basic fishing skills for a lifetime of fun.  Participants will learn how to tie a fisherman's knot, bait a hook, cast, and much more!  All equipment for this program will be provided.  Please dress for the weather and bring drinking water, a snack, and a lawn chair.  Registration Required.  Program runs 90 minutes.  Ages 7 - 15. ... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Highway 50 Boat Ramp Upper Lot
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