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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.

The American Tobacco Trail presents... 

On the Trail to Health

Free event for all ages!
Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m.–noon
Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex)
We invite the entire family to a FREE event celebrating healthy lifestyles! Exhibitors from around the Triangle will share new and exciting opportunities to stay fit and healthy.
Participating exhibitors include:
North Carolina Geocachers Organization (NCGO)
Karen Tiede Hooping
TGA Premier Golf & Tennis
Triangle Rock Club
The Positive Pit Bull
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
...and much more!
The event takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, call 919-387-2117.


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: Rascal-y Raccoons
Thursday, April 24, 2–3 p.m.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
How big do raccoons get? Where do they live? What do they eat? Learn the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy a popcorn snack.
Nature Color Hunt
Sunday, April 27, 2–3 p.m.
Meet at the Wimberly Parking Area (1017 Wimberly Road, Apex)
Take a hike on the American Tobacco Trail and discover the many colors of nature as we play some fun colorful games.
What Does the Fox Say?
Friday, May 16, 7–8 p.m.
Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex)
Everyone has probably heard this popular song, but what do foxes actually say? We'll explore that and more with this in-depth look at foxes. Listen to other popular songs and stories about foxes, see a fox mount and hear their calls.
Box Turtle Bonanza
Saturday, May 17, 2–3 p.m.
Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex)
This is the time of year when our box turtle residents (and all turtles, for that matter) are out and about. Learn what you can do to be a friend to our official "State Reptile" and meet some of them up close.
Trail Treks – Nature's Candy
Thursday, May 22, 2–3 p.m.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Satisfy your sweet tooth the natural way with fruit – nature’s candy! Learn about our local fruits and how they grow. We'll even do a delicious taste test to satisfy your sugar cravings!
Geocaching at ATT
Saturday, June 7, 1:30–3 p.m.
Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex)
Beginners learn the basics of geocaching, while more experienced cachers head out for a few hours to hunt for the Trail's many geocaches. We'll also design and place a geocache for our upcoming On the Trail to Health Celebration on June 14!
Honeysuckle Wreath
Saturday, June 28, 9:30–11 a.m.
Best for ages 8 and up
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Help us remove invasive Japanese Honeysuckle as you create your own wreath to take home. Instruction, tools and supplies will be provided.



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Created at 7/5/2012 4:35 PM by Christina D. Sorensen
Last modified at 4/14/2014 11:04 AM by Kathleen A. Hebert