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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

2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the first Monday until Tue Dec 13 2022. Also includes Mon Jun 20 2022, Mon Jul 18 2022, Mon Aug 15 2022.
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Monday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Monday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Saturday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle

Take a walk and read Flowers are Pretty Weird! by Rosemary Mosco. 

Story Walk is presented by Charles H. Stone Memorial Library and Pilot Mountain State Park. Begin at the Visitor Center and walk part of the Grassy Ridge Trail (white triangles). Follow the pages and the signs. Story Walk was designed by Ann Ferguson of Montpelier, VT. 

Date of Event:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

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 26 2022.
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
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 Tue Nov 01 2022.
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit

NOTE: Program will be cancelled in the case of cloudy skies/rainy weather. Join local astronomers with the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we observe the night skies over the Iron Ore Belt Access. Telescopes and viewing equipment will be set up on site but you may wish to bring your own binoculars or telescope, plus a chair or blanket for seating.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Start Location:
Iron Ore Belt Access - 6068 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC