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Canoe the Millpond in December

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 2:00pm

Its cold, the leaves have left, now its time to get out on the water and canoe the pond.  Come join a Park Ranger as we canoe the millpond in December and we will try to find 12 ducks a flying, 11 geese a honking, 10  canoers shivering, 9 buoys floating, 8 squirrels a playing, 7 trees with color, 6 logs a crossing, 5 birds a chirping, 4 beavers swimming, 3 owls a hooting, 2 turtles basking, and

First Day Hike

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

Start your year off on the right foot!  Join a park ranger for our annual First Day Hike.  We will hike approxamatly 2miles along Bennetts Creek Trail.  Be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for the hike.  For more information call the Visitor Center at (252)357-1191.

Hike Your Turkey Off

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:00am

Come burn you turkey off on a Lassiter Trail hike.  Meet the Park Ranger at the picnic area.  Lassiter trail is a 5 mile loop.  Do to the length it will be shortened to about 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back. Enjoy the fall foliage.

Coleman Trail Hike

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Park Ranger on a 2 mile hike of the Coleman Hiking Trail.  Meet on the south side of the pond at the boat ramp entrance. 
Enjoy the fall vegetation and colors.

Canoe the Pond

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Park Ranger for a canoe program.  Cool season canoe trips are a great time of the year to explore the pond.  The water is usually clear and can give beautiful reflections.
There will be a $5.00/canoe fee to take a park boat.  No fee is required if you bring your own boat.

Fall Foliage Hike

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Park Ranger for a 2.5 mile hike to enjoy the fall foliage and discover animal activity.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00am.  We will have a limited number of binoculars available for loan.  Wear hiking shoes and bring water and bug spray.  For more information please call the Park Office at (252)357-1191.

Canoe the Pond

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).

Canoe the Pond

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).

Canoe the Pond

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am

Join a Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).