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Parade Float Workshop

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:45am

North Carolina State Parks is in the Raleigh Holiday Parade this year!!! With that comes the fun part of creating and making our float.  Would you like to help?  If so, we are having workshop days filled with paper mache, painting, gluing, creating, and putting it all together!

Wood Games

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 1:00pm

Come join Ranger Billy as we have fun in the woods seeking, searching, hiding and playing games that will push your awareness.  

Program Length: 1.5  hours
Limited to 20 participants.
Reservations required. Please call the visitor center at 919-571-4170 to make reservations.

Cyber Monday Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 2:00pm

Leave your computers, tablets, and smartphones behind for this one. Join a Park Ranger for a “disconnected” hike in the woods as we find serenity away from the stresses of the holiday season. This moderate 2.8 loop trail makes for a beautiful trip through an area of the park with rolling hills, varied vegetation, and some historical sites as well.

Ask a Ranger: Yates Mill Pond

Many of our North Carolina state parks were affected by gristmills and millponds that were created in and around our North Carolina communities. We do not have any working gristmills in North Carolina state parks, so Ranger Jess and Ranger Crystal traveled to a Wake County park in Raleigh, Yates Mill Pond, to talk all things millpond and gristmill. From how a gristmill works and the community aspects of a gristmill and millpond, to the nature that is in and around a millpond — Ranger Rebeccah Cope educates on it all!