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October 30
​Go Nuts in November at Wake County Parks

While its pronunciation can be polarizing, the popularity of the pecan is never more prevalent than at Historic Oak View County Park in November. Join us anytime during Pecan Pickin’ Month and take home a small bag of nuts straight from the park’s Pecan Grove.

Stop by the Farm History Center to pick up a bag, and then head to the Pecan Grove to fill it up. Families may pick one small bag of pecans off the ground; no nuts can be taken directly from the trees. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive in Raleigh.

Check out a sampling of other fun events taking place in November:

Family Wildlife Series: Wild About Wildlife
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2–3 p.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
Get in touch with your inner explorer as we hunt for signs that tell us what animals live at the park. We’ll use tools of the trade and deductive reasoning as we investigate the wilds of Blue Jay. Preregistration is required for all participants. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.

Full Moon Paddle
Monday, Nov. 11, 6–8 p.m.
Lake Crabtree County Park
Paddle Lake Crabtree by moonlight and enjoy views of the full moon during this unique opportunity to experience the park after hours! ​There is a limit of two adults for tandem boats. Preregistration is required. Choose a boat type when registering online. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.

Walk in the Woods
Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.–noon
Crowder District Park
Take a walk in the woods and discover the animals and plants that call our park home. Help collect data for our Natural Resources Inventory Database and other citizen science projects. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Registration is not required. Meet at the Park Office. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex.

Fall Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:30–1:30 p.m. or 2–3 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park
Join us for a relaxing afternoon wagon ride along the back roads of the park. We’ll enjoy the autumn air, observe nature and learn a bit of history of the land before it became a park. Dress for the weather. Spaces are limited on the wagon so register early! This program is for all ages, and preregistration is required. Meet at the playground. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Super Scavengers
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2–3 p.m.
American Tobacco Trail 
Scavengers are part of nature’s clean-up crew and provide a valuable service to the environment. Learn about different types of scavengers, such as vultures, snapping turtles and yellow jackets, then test your skills with a fun game. This program is for all ages, and preregistration is required. Meet at the New Hill parking area at the picnic table at the bottom of the hill located at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex.

To see a full list of upcoming programs and events, visit wakegov.com/parks.  

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About Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space strives to provide outdoor recreation and educational opportunities while promoting environmental and cultural stewardship through a managed system of parks and open spaces. In 2018, more than 1.3 million people visited Wake County’s 10 parks and nature preserves.

To learn more about Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovParks. You can also check out each of our parks on Facebook.


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