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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - G.M. Trevelyan

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way. - Dr. Suess

Backpack Tips

According to an REI article, packing can be broken down into three zones, plus peripheral storage:

Visualize stacking cordwood. You’re laying down rows, not building columns: Fill nooks and crannies until you have a solid, stable load—and be sure weight is equally balanced on each side. Tighten compression straps to streamline your load and prevent it from shifting as you hike.

Guided Hikes

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Aug 31 2018.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along our Soundside Nature Trail  and discuss the interesting habitats of barrier islands.  Meet at the sound access parking area on W. Soundside Rd.

Date of Event:
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

Join a ranger for a hike around the Quarry Trail (0.8 mile). We will be learning about our unique geological history and the Civilian Conservation Corps. How are the two connected? Both are the building blocks of Morrow Mountain State Park! Come on out to learn more.

Date of Event:
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Quarry Trail

Join our naturalist for a hike through Eno Trace as we look for signs and songs of our Eno Woodpeckers.  (General program, all ages, short hike)   
Please contact the Park Office to register at 919-383-1686.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 2:30pm
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking Loop - Meet by the Picnic Area

Join a ranger as we discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, we'll make you nature detectives as we walk sections of the Piedmont Loop Trail at Haw River State Park.  The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour or so to complete.  This program is geared towards 6-9 year olds, but all are welcome.

Date of Event:
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Haw River State Park, The Summit Main Lodge

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Sep 28 2018.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Celebrate Grandparents' Day with a shaded stroll along our beautiful Swamp Boardwalk, and read a children's story along the way! The story will be set up from Friday through Sunday, and you can explore on your own, at your own pace. Of course, parents, aunts, uncles, and other family members are all welcome too.

Date of Event:
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 5:30pm
Start Location:
Boardwalk

Come join us to honor 2 special events!  To celebrate the 41st anniversary of the establishment of the Mountain to Sea Trail (MST) and National Grandparent's Day 2018, meet us in front of Jennette's Pier in Nags Head at 9:00 am for a hike.  It is a 5 mile hike on sand and sidewalk from the pier to Jockey's Ridge State Park which is a section of Leg 18 on the MST.  Preregistration required at 25

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Jennette's Pier in Nags Head