November 1–November 30, during park hours
Pecan Harvesting Month
The family is invited to Historic Oak View County Park
to harvest pecans. Bags are available at the Farm History Center. Park hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. For information, call 919-250-1013. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.
Tuesday, November 6, 2:30–3:30 p.m.Nature Families: Turkey Tales
Explore turkey tales, stories and songs and learn how to ruffle your feathers, while practicing your turkey calls at Crowder District Park
. The fee is $5 per family. Preregistration is required. To register, call 919-662-2850. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex.
Friday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 20, 5–6 p.m.Fall Night Hike
Grab your flashlights and a cozy jacket and join park staff for a night hike on the American Tobacco Trail
. This program will meet at the White Oak Parking Lot, located at 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. The fee is $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342. American Tobacco Trail is located at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, New Hill.
Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.A Weekend of Hayrides
Visit Harris Lake County Park
for hayride fun. Saturday is the Fall Colors ride, and Sunday is the Veteran's Day Patriotic ride. All rides are $5 per family or $3 per person. On Sunday, all rides are free for veterans and their families. To register, call 919-387-4342. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.
Tuesday, November 13, 1–3 p.m.Homeschool Day – Bread, A Slice of Science
Children of all ages are invited to Historic Yates Mill County Park
to explore how wheat was milled at the water-powered mill, and make a wacky bread sculpture to take home. The fee is $8 per individual. Preregistration is required. For information, call 919-856-6675. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.
Saturday, November 17, 4–6 p.m.Harmless Hunting
Go on a harm-free hunt for deer at Lake Crabtree County Park
. Learn how to track deer by looking for signs they leave behind. Meet at the Waterwise Garden. The fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Preregistration is required. For information, call 919-460-3390. Lake Crabtree is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
Saturday, November 17, 6:30–9 p.m.Night Owls and Candle Magic Special Event
Bring the "night owls" in your family to enjoy the magic of a stroll along Blue Jay County Park
’s luminaria-lined trail as you learn about the late fall seasonal activities of our local owls. Listen to stories, see live owls, enjoy hot cocoa and make a lantern-lit craft project. This is a free event. Baby backpacks are recommended rather than strollers. No dogs allowed. For information, call 919-870-4330. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.