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First Day Hike

First Day Hike

First Day Hikes
What a great way to start the New Year! Start the first day of the year with a ranger walking in the woods. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of snacks. If you're a birder, don’t forget those binoculars! No need to register; just show up for the hike. If you would like more information, please contact the park office at 919-362-0586.

The second hike will be at the Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at the Old Oak Trail.  The Old Oak Trail is an easy 1 mile loop trail that begins at the parking lot in the Ebenezer Picnic Area A. This trail can be cut to 1/2 mile by taking the shortcut loop, making this trail great for small children. Hikers will see large hollow oaks, 2 ponds, fence-rows and clues of the farms that used to fill the area. Plan to meet at the trailhead near Shelter 8 in Area A at 1pm.
Location: Jordan Lake Recreation Area
Ebenezer Church - Old Oak Trail
Time:       1pm-3pm

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Easy-2 hrs.
Date of Event: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location: 
Ebenezer Church Recreation Area

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523



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