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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.

 

Put on your hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water and head out to the Iron Ore Belt Access at Haw River State Park for a casual hike along a portion of the beautiful Great Blue Heron loop trail. On this easy 2 mile hike we will explore the presence of "Old Revolutionary War Ore Pits" and why ore was so important to this area's local history in the late 1800's. Bring your camera, binoculars and bug spray as we enjoy the natural wonder of Haw River State Park!  In case of bad weather, or for more information about this hike or future programs, please contact the park office at 336-342-6163.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Iron Ore Belt Access, 6068 Church Street, Greensboro, NC; Meet at the Trailhead Parking Lot

April is National Frog Month and 2019 is the Year of the Snake in NC State Parks.  Join a park ranger as we take the spur path to the wetlands board walk and hike to the Haw River.  Once there we will look for frogs & snakes in their natural habitat and learn some frog-tastic fun facts along the way.  The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour or so to complete.  In case of bad weather, or for more information about this hike or future programs, please contact the park office at 336-342-6163.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center

Join a ranger to celebrate the 12th Annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) by enjoying healthy, active outdoor fun.  We’ll hike a section of the Piedmont Loop trail and check out the action around the park’s Robins Nest Lake.  The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour or so to complete.  To learn more about this initiative visit: http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/about/.  In case of bad weather, or for more information about this hike or future programs, please contact the park office at 336-342-6163.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center

Prior to the 1930's, the Eastern Bluebird was one of North Carolina's most common songbirds.  By 1979, bluebirds were declared rare and uncommon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Man's activities and severe winter's have resulted in a 90% decline in bluebird populations (reference, NC Bluebird Society, Inc.)  Visit with a ranger and find out what Haw River State Park staff are doing to help save these beloved birds as we check for nesting activity in the Bluebird boxes along the Robins Nest Lake Loop Trail.  In case of bad weather, or for more information about this hike or future programs, please contact the park office at 336-342-6163.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center
Contact:

Haw River State Park Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center

339 Conference Center Dr
Browns SummitNC 27214
Phone336.342.6163
haw.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.250859
Longitude: -79.756390

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Nov - Feb:  8am - 6pm
March, April, May, Sept and Oct: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Closed Christmas Day