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Lassiter Swamp Canoe Trip

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am

We will be taking a 6 hour canoe trip from Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center up into Lassiter Swamp.  We will be eating lunch on an island in the most rusted conditions.  We will be discussing the millpond, its history, and trees along the way.  The highlight of the trip is the chance to see the "Big Tree."   This is a bring your own lunch and boots trip.    Cost for the canoe is $20

Canoe 101

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:00pm

This will be an introductory canoe course.  We will discuss how to safely use a canoe and then go on a paddle to demonstrate those skills learned.  Canoe cost is $5.00.  For more information or to register contact park staff at 252 357 1191.

Alligators of MEMI

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 2:00pm

Come out to Merchants Millpond for a program focusing on alligators.  We will have a short lecture then go out on the pond to search for the wonderful creatures.  Canoe cost is $5.00 per canoe.  For more information or to register contact the park staff at 252 357 1191.

Volunteer Trail Maintenance

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 2:00pm

This will be an program design to teach volunteers how to look for, what to look for and solutions on how to fix hiking trail issues.  We will be discussing trail issues but also working to resolve those issues on Lassiter Trail.  Bring hiking shoes/boots and a pair of work gloves.  For more information contact the park office at 252 357 1191.   

St Patrick's Day Hike

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 1:00pm

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with a 2 mile hike around the Colman Trail.  Meet at the Coleman Trailhead at 1:00 pm.  Please dress for conditions and wear sturdy shoes.  Things you could  bring include water, bug spray, and binoculars.  Don't forget to wear Green!

Animals and Camoflauge

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:00pm

Attention Kids!!!  Join a Ranger for a glimpse into the ways animals use effective camoflauge.  Meet at the Visitor Center classroom at 1:00 pm.  We will conduct the program rain or shine!

Prescribed Fire may occur...

Prescribed fire may occur along Lassiter Trail between now and April 1, 2018. Be aware that park staff and DFR have a plan to burn the area around Lassiter Trail when optimal conditions exsist. When optimal conditions exsist Lassiter Trail, Canoe Campgrounds, and the Backpack campground will be closed and evacuated.  If the areas are occupied you will be required to evacuate.

Ducks and Duck Calls

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 2:00pm

A look at the different ducks and the sounds they make.  Participants will be given the opportunity to learn how to call ducks as well.  Duck calls will be given to the first 25 participants.

Nature Scavenger Hunt -

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:00am

 This will be an outdoor scavenger hunt weather permitting. Teams will be given clues to lead them to the next clue. The first team to find all the clues will get bragging rights