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Habitat Adventure Trail to Open May 18 at Medoc Mountain State Park

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Roy Cooper, Governor
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary
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Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019

Habitat Adventure Trail to Open May 18 at Medoc Mountain State Park

Raleigh, N.C. – A “Habitat Adventure Trail” will open Saturday, May 18 at Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County. The new trail will offer educational components about the wildlife and habitats at Medoc Mountain for pre-Kindergarten through middle school-aged children. The trail will also have stations to guide active nature play for all ages. 

Park staff will host a public event to celebrate the new trails May 18 at 10 a.m. at the park office, located at 1541 Medoc State Park Road in Hollister. The event will include live entertainment and refreshments and is scheduled to conclude at noon.

“We want the park to be more engaging to the surrounding community and to encourage children to be active,” said Joel Jakubowski, superintendent of the park. “This new trail is accessible, educational, and fun. I’m looking forward to everything our young visitors will learn about Medoc Mountain on the new trail.”

Medoc Mountain State Park is located on an elevated site of ancient volcanic activity and includes a fishing creek and a rolling, scenic meadow adjacent to picnic grounds. The park offers hiking, biking, and equestrian trails plus family, group, and equestrian camping areas.

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