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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 Ranger to discover a beautiful area of the park that was never farmed or used intensively by former land-owners or current park visitors. See some of the biggest Beech trees in the park along with species that are normally found in some of our state's western mountain parks. This strenuous journey will partly take place on our multi-use trails but will also contain about 3/4 of a mile... more

Date of Event:
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Loblolly Trailhead

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 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort

Join a park ranger to learn more about outdoor ethics so that you can minimize your impact on the environment.  There are many great ways to enjoy the outdoors yet leaving behind only your footprints!  These skills can be applied on your next hiking or camping adventure.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

It's volunteer trails day at Cliffs! We will be doing trail maintenance to include: step removal, digging drainage, and cutting back growth. Please pack a backpack with water and lunch. 

Children are allowed to attend but they must be accompanied by an adult and their guardian must be comfortable with the child potentially being around sharp tools. 

Anyone who would like to bring... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Overlook Parking Lot

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 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort

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 Fri Mar 30 2018.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Come to Medoc Mountain State Park and enjoy a leisure hike through the woods by the light of the full moon.  Participants will hike various park trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night.  This is fun for the whole family, so dress for the weather, bring a bottle of water, and a flashlight.  Please register for this hike by calling Heidi at 252-586-1770... more

Date of Event:
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

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, March 2, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Discover nature by moonlight! Listen to the sounds of the night as you walk along the trail.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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