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Take A Hike

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

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Oct 27 2019.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Join a park ranger for a hike to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how we use it in a park setting. Be prepared to be outside, bring water and wear closed toe shoes.

Date of Event:
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Duck Cove Trail in Beaverdam State Recreation Area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

It's Take a Child Outside Week! Bring your kids out to Pettigrew State Park for a Storywalk Hike . StoryWalk is simply a book and a walking path combined. Our story of the week is "I Don't Like Snakes". Stop by the park office, tell park staff about the book, and get a prize!

Date of Event:
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Lake Shore Trail Parking Area

The 2019 Reach the Peaks Challenge is the premier single day hiking challenge in North Carolina. It will take place September 28th. This years 7th challenge will be the toughest yet and offer a strenuous 11 mile world class trail route that will test participants from the banks of the Dan River to Moore's Knob, the highest NC peak east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:15am
Start Location:
Dan River Company - Green Heron Alehouse 1110 Flinchum Rd. Danbury, NC

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Join rangers to celebrate National Public Lands Day with the opening of the brand new trail at Hammocks Beach State Park!

Date of Event:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Start Location:
Park Trail