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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.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a spider? Come find out as you discover the pages of the children’s book Diary of a Spider along the Bower’s Bog Trail at Weymouth Woods. This is a self-led 0.3-mile adventure and can be done any time the park is open (8am to 8pm). But this trail will only be set up from May 18th - May 30th; before and after those dates, the spider will be telling his... more

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Bower's Bog Trailhead near Visitor Center

Check out what types of birds you can during the day at the highest peak, and learn about the mysterious birds of the night.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Education 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 Wed May 31 2017 .
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Forests need fires? Is this True? Come and find the answer on why forests sometimes need fires to grow and to understand the benefits and downfalls of forest fires.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Education Center/Summit Area

Meet with park staff to learn more about our reptiles that call the Highest Peak of the East their home.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a spider? Come find out as you discover the pages of the children’s book Diary of a Spider along the Bower’s Bog Trail at Weymouth Woods. This is a self-led 0.3-mile adventure and can be done any time the park is open (8am to 8pm). But this trail will only be set up from May 18th - May 30th; before and after those dates, the spider will be telling his... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Bower's Bog Trailhead near Visitor Center

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along Soundside Nature Trail to explore the coastal habitats of North Carolina.  Meet at the sound access parking area on West Soundside Road. Bring water and  snacks. Sections of the trail are open areas, bring hat and sunscreen. The hike is approximately one mile.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on West Soundside Road

Learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 24 2017 .
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

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:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Come join Ranger Will and hit some miles on our mountain biking trail: Itusi. Group will meet out front of the Visitor Center at about 5 PM. We will ride the Mombo Loop and can easily add a few extra miles depending on how everyone is feeling. This ride is open for all ages—but, mountain biking experience may be needed because the Mombo Loop is over 6 miles long and has some technical spots.  ... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Start Location:
In front of the Visitor Center
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