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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 Jul 27 2018.
Thursday, July 5, 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:
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

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:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

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:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Take a stroll on the beach with a Park Ranger to see what we can find.  We’ll be hunting for everything from drift beans to sea glass, and of course seashells.  Sunscreen and water are recommended.  Distance of the hike will depend on the weather and the group.  Meet at the Bathhouse.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on June, July on the second Friday until Sat Jul 14 2018.
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Beach Access Bathhouse

Join a Park Ranger for a fascinating look at one of nature's most successful winged predators. We will take a short hike to try and catch a glimpse of these silent predators. Be prepared for a 1 mile hike. Call the park office at (252)797-4475 for more information.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

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:
Thursday, July 19, 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:
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

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:
Thursday, July 26, 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, July 27, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road