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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 October 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.
Now Available!
Online Public Program Registration
You can now 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.

Group at a geocaching program on the Trail



  Upcoming Programs



Halloween Hike
Friday, October 21
67:30 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
Explore the trail by the light of the moon, search for nighttime wildlife and learn how nature responds this time of year as the days get shorter and the air gets cooler. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Holiday Wreath Making
Sunday, November 6
2–4 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
Create your own wreath from honeysuckle. Decorate it for fall or Christmas. Bring gloves, pruning shears and a water bottle. We will provide ribbons, decorations and a snack. Help us rid the park of our invasive Japanese honeysuckle while creating a masterpiece. Meet at the picnic table at the top of the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Relaxing Stroll on the American Tobacco Trail
Sunday, December 18
2–3:30 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle for a relaxing stroll along the American Tobacco Trail to enjoy the peace of nature. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars if you have them and a water bottle. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area near the restroom building, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.

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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