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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

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:
Tuesday, August 14, 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:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Aug 31 2018.
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 20, 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:
Tuesday, August 21, 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, August 23, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the second Monday until Tue Oct 09 2018 except Mon Jul 09 2018. Also includes Mon Jun 25 2018, Mon Aug 27 2018, Mon Sep 24 2018.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:00am
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:
Thursday, August 30, 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, 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

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