What do you remember after you visit a state park? Most people say they recall the peace of nature, seeing a cool plant or animal, or interacting with a park ranger. We ALL know park rangers immediately, with their big hats and all the cool things they know about the park. You often hear kids say they want to be a park ranger when they grow up, and I can definitely see why. But, we’re all missing something.
NC State Parks Blog
by: Katie Hall, Public Information Officer, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
Spring brings the hustle-bustle back to our state parks. The best way to enjoy spring blossoming across our state is to check out the parks that are less likely to be crowded. Fortunately, some of our most beautiful state parks are also some of the least crowded in the early spring.
First Day Hikes 2019 brought 3,859 people to North Carolina’s state parks. Hundreds of dogs, at least two llamas and a goat joined their human companions on various hikes across the state. Here are a few photos of us having fun!
Thanks to Friends of State Parks, we now have two 29-foot, 14 passenger canoes for educational programs across your state park system.
By: Kris Anne Bonifacio, Special Programs Coordinator, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
While hiking on the Equestrian Trail at Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Drae Wright took in the surrounding longleaf pine forest and the blue sky above and an idea came to her: “I should do more of this. I really need the exercise and the outdoors. Why not pick a bigger goal and make it an adventure? How about all the trails in all the state parks?”