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October 29
​Park Events to Fall for in November

Cooler temperatures and fantastic foliage—you’ll find plenty to love at Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space in November. Join us to explore the changing seasons, go on a prowl for owls, celebrate America Recycles Day and more. Here’s a sample of the programs available in November:

Pecan Pickin’ Month
Nov. 1–30 during normal park hours
Historic Oak View County Park
Historic Oak View County Park will host Pecan Pickin’ Month throughout November. Families may pick one small bag of pecans off the ground in the park’s pecan grove—for free! No pecans may be taken directly from trees, and lunch bags will be available for visitors inside the Farm History Center. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. 

Fall Foliage Hike
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2–3 p.m.
American Tobacco Trail 
Every autumn, our trees put on a gorgeous show of color. Join us for a stroll along the trail to enjoy the beauty, learn about how trees prepare for winter and observe the changes happening around you. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. This program is for all ages, and the program fee is $1 per person. Preregistration is required. Meet at the New Hill parking area at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex.

Storytime for Tots: Going Batty!
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1–2 p.m.
Lake Crabtree County Park
You and your child can discover nature with a story followed by outdoor, hands-on nature exploration. Learn all about the bats of North Carolina and find out what they eat, how they hunt and why they only come out at night. Make a bat craft and discover how bats help plants and people. This is a free program for ages 2–6, and preregistration is required. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.

Family Wildlife Series: Tag—You’re it!
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2–3 p.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
Learn the ins and outs of plastics recycling, then create a cool ornament, backpack tag, or pendant out of a repurposed plastic food tray to take home. This program for ages 5 and older is free in honor of America Recycles Day. Preregistration is required. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. 

Yates by Night: Whoo’s Out There?
Friday, Nov. 16, 5–6 p.m.
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Autumn is a great time to hear owls. Go on an Owl Prowl and discover the kinds of owls and other nighttime birds that are found in the Piedmont. Learn about what they eat, where they live and what they sound like, then practice your owl calls. Bundle up—it is cold outside! This program is for all ages, and the fee is $1 per person. Preregistration is required. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Discover the Park: Recycling
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1–3 p.m.
Crowder District Park
Stop by our free discovery table to learn about recycling. Registration is not required. The display table is located at the Upper Playground. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex.

Adventures in Autumn
Sunday, Nov. 18, 1–3 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park
Join North Carolina State Parks, Recreation and Tourism students to discover how the world around you transitions from fall to winter. From meeting a live snake to creating a fall craft, participants will learn how plants and animals survive the cold. Dress for the weather and have lots of fun as you move through four stations. This program is free for all ages. Preregistration is required. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Reminder
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