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Christina D. Sorensen

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Payment and registration form must be received to confirm your spot in our programs. Please note that all payments must be made using cash, check or money order (made out to "Wake County Parks") – park staff do not have the ability to take credit cards.
To register, complete and sign the registration form and return it with payment by mail or bring by the park office.  For more information and to check availability about the following programs, contact the park office at 919-387-2117 or email

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park! Check out the Harris Lake Public Program page for more details.



Family Programs

Unless otherwise noted, these programs are open to all ages and meet at either the White Oak Parking Lot or New Hill Parking Lot. Check the program description for location!
Please register at least 2 days in advance! Fee: $5/family or $3/individual
Trail Treks: Friendly Snakes
Thursday, August 28, 4–5 p.m.  (notice new time for program: 4–5 p.m.)
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Snakes are misunderstood animals that are feared by many yet are very important to our ecosystem.  Meet our friendly corn snake, Maize, and learn about some of the common snakes on the ATT and why we should respect, but don't touch, these helpful reptiles.
Terrific Turtles
Saturday, August 30, 9:30–11 a.m.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Can a turtle come out of its shell? Do turtles have teeth? How do turtles communicate?
Learn the answer to these questions and many more as we check out some of our shelled friends up close and hike to the pedestrian bridge along the Trail to observe them in their natural habitat. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours.
Trail Treks: The Web of Life – Connections in Nature
Thursday, September 18, 2–3 p.m.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Everything in nature is connected!  We will read a story and play a game as we explore this idea and search for connections along the trail. 

Take A Child Outside Week (TACO)

FREE Program in honor of TACO Week
Biking with Bats (Free for TACO week)
Sunday, September 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Minimum Age – 6 years old.  
Registration Required: Yes
Load up your bikes and come on out for a twilight ride down the ATT to see what animals like to come up as the sun goes down.  This will be a short 3 mile ride down and back along the ATT. 



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Created at 7/5/2012 4:35 PM by Christina D. Sorensen
Last modified at 8/25/2014 10:10 AM by Stephen R. Walston