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Christina D. Sorensen

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The American Tobacco Trail staff offers a variety of public educational programs for all ages year-round. Visit our calendar of events, check out our e-newsletter and sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date!
Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park!
Check out the Harris Lake County Park programs page for details.

We would love your feedback!

Did you attend one of our programs? Let us know how we did!
Complete our brief public program evaluation online.

Online Public Program Registration 

You can register for public programs online at your convenience
and pay for them with a credit/debit card.
Register for any of our programs by clicking the American Tobacco Trail icon next to the program, or click the one below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
Learn more at the bottom of the page under How to Register.


Upcoming Programs

History Discovery Hike on the ATT (TACO)  
*This program is full, but you may register for the waiting list.
Sunday, Sept. 24
1:30–3 p.m.
For all ages
Free for Take a Child Outside week!
Discover the rich history and natural beauty of the American Tobacco Trail. Take a walk through time to learn how people historically used and shaped the land along this old railroad bed while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature along the way.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502) near the upper picnic table.
Full Moon Hike on the ATT
Friday, Oct. 6
6:30–8 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
Take a moonlit stroll down the Trail to the Beaver Creek Bridge and back, listening and looking for nocturnal animals. We will enjoy some fun night time activities too. Bring a water bottle, flashlight, dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502)


How to Register for Public Programs

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has launched one of our most requested features – an online registration system.
You can now sign up for a public program online and pay for it with a credit/debit card!
To register for one of our public programs, click the link by that program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website.


The most common registration questions are answered on our FAQ page.
If you still need further assistance after visiting that page or if you have a question about a program, please call the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342.
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Are you unable to register online with a credit/debit card? Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at for assistance.



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Content Type: Article Page
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Created at 7/5/2012 4:35 PM by Christina D. Sorensen
Last modified at 9/11/2017 5:30 PM by Stephen R. Walston





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