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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

339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit

Also called Shinrin Yoku, forest bathing is the Japanese practice of connecting with nature to promoe relaxation. Come engage your senses and immerse yourself in the forest with us!
Free of charge. Reservations Required.
Contact 336-342-6181/hawriver.program@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Fri May 07 2021. Also includes Thu Apr 22 2021, Thu Apr 29 2021, Thu May 06 2021.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park
339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit

Also called Shinrin Yoku, forest bathing is the Japanese practice of connecting with nature to promoe relaxation. Come engage your senses and immerse yourself in the forest with us!
Free of charge. Reservations Required.
Contact 336-342-6181/hawriver.program@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Nov 06 2021.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.  Social distanc should be maintained and face coverings are incuraged. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the second Monday until Tue Dec 14 2021 except Mon Jul 12 2021.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

A StoryWalk is a children's book and a walking trail combined.  Come walk the short 1/2 mile Inspiration Trail and read a story about Juneteenth, the American holiday that celebrates freedom.
The StoryWalk will be open for exploration June 11-21, 2021. 

Date of Event:
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 5:30pm to Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:30pm
Start Location:
Inspiration Trail, Reedy Creek Access
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail