The Summit Environmental Education & Conference Center and the Iron Ore Belt Day Use Area at Haw River State Park will close at 6pm starting Saturday, January 12, 2019 and remain closed on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
The first public trail of 3.2 miles at the developing Haw River State Park was inaugurated in mid-2016 along with an extensive trailhead area that will eventually open up the park’s rolling piedmont terrain to hiking exploration.
The loop is 3.2 miles and the fonnector trail from the parking lot to the trail is.35 miles one way. This moderate trail follows the contours, slowly going down the wetlands and slowly back up.
Take a leisurely stroll around the 6-acre Robins Nest Lake. This easy trail follows the shoreline and offers an opportunity spot migrating water fowl, songbirds and local wildlife.
Enjoy a number of diverse scenic experiences within a short walking distance including views of piedmont oak-hickory forest, a floodplain swamp and early successional fields.
The Boardwalk takes you through the Haw River wetlands, giving you a close encounter with a unique North Carolina ecosystem and a glimpse of the headwaters of the Haw River.