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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 event listing below.  (Selection will show all events for AND/OR after selected date)

Event List

Join a park ranger for an exciting hike through the woods learning about some of the adaptations wildlife have to survive these colder months.  The plants and animals are quite unique in their own way.  The forest is alive all year long!

OPTIONAL: Bring binoculars if you have them.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join us for a hike of the Mountains-to-Sea section within the park and learn more about the trail that spans 1,175 miles between the coast and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Wed Feb 28 2018.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort

**THIS PROGRAM IS WEATHER DEPENDENT. PLEASE CHECK THIS POSTING  FOR ANY UPDATES/CANCELLATION INFORMATION BEFORE DRIVING OUT HERE OR CALL OUR OFFICE BEFORE 5:00PM  (910) 692-2167**

Join us for an evening of stargazing with astronomy professor Dr. Jeanne Morse. We will learn native lore about some favorite constellations and learn how to... more

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Weymouth Center - 555 E. Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines

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

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 28 2018.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 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 Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort

A presentation at the park's visitor center on the history of the area before and following the designation as one of our state parks.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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

Date of Event:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort

Enjoy a boat ride over to Bear Island and learn about one of North Carolina's hidden treasures.  You will be able to explore and discover about some of nature's wonders and maybe even collect some beach souvenirs!  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! OPTIONAL:  Bring your own binoculars if you have them.

Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881

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Date of Event:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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

Date of Event:
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort
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