Many begin their venture to the dunes along the park's boardwalk. Join us for a short walk to view flora and fauna along this route and see where the dunes begin.
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.
Come burn you turkey off on a Lassiter Trail hike. Meet the Park Ranger at the picnic area. Lassiter trail is a 5 mile loop. Do to the length it will be shortened to about 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back. Enjoy the fall foliage.
Hike away those holiday calories! Join Park staff at Pettigrew State Park for a leisurely walk and learn about some of the park's interesting features. Meet at the park office at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 24th. Call the park office for more information (252)797-4475.
It's the day after Thanksgiving and instead of standing in line for Black Friday deals, spend a few hours with family and friends while exploring the beauty of Haw River State Park. The hike will take place on the Great Blue Heron Loop Trail which winds along old fields, through mixed hardwood forests and beside the wetlands of the Haw River. The hike typically takes two hours, depending on... more
Today is a great day to go outdoors, explore nature, and walk on a mountain top. Meet the ranger or a hike along the ridge of mount Jefferson. Breath in some wild nature. This will be a one-mile hike and will include local history, stories, and hopefully awesome vistas. 922
Meet with a Park Ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike, we will be discussing the park's history, geology and local flora and fauna. (1Hr)
Ever wonder what snakes’ species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 10:00 am. Call the park office @ (910) 588-4550 for more information. This... more
Did you eat a bit too much during Thanksgiving? Hike it off! Join an Environmental Educator for a moderately-steep hike to the popular Hanging Rock (1.3 miles one-way), stopping briefly along the way for a few “nature spotlights”. The hike will end at the top.