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 the route the ranger chooses to travel. For more information, contact the park office at 336.342.6163,
Events and Programs
Haw River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Open seven days a week with the following seasonal gate hours:
Nov - Feb: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, Sept and Oct: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day