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Merchants Millpond State Park

Canoe 101

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 2:30pm

Come join a ranger to learn the basics of canoeing on Merchants Millpond.  The program will have a short how to session and will lead into canoeing on the pond.  Pre-registration is required.  There will be a  $5.00 canoe fee.  If you would like more information or to register, call 252 357 1191.

Backyard Bass

Merchants Millpond State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 2:30pm

Join a park ranger, to learn casting skills.  Participants will learn how to cast a Zebco style rod and reel.  We will be attempting to catch the plastic and elusive "backyard bass."  Appropriate for beginners. 

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

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 approximately 2 miles 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.