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.
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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.

Group at a geocaching program on the Trail



  Upcoming Programs


Geocaching on the ATT
Saturday, March 25
4–5:30 p.m.
For ages 6 and up
$1 per person
Experience the fun of geocaching along the American Tobacco Trail! Discover the GeoArt project as you learn the basics of this high-tech treasure hunt. Learn what geocaching is all about and then search for caches along the Trail. We will provide GPS units and instruction on how to use them, but feel free to bring your own unit or smartphone with a geocache app. Register early, as space is limited. Meet at the picnic table near the restrooms at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502). All participants must be registered through our online system. 

Star Party on the American Tobacco Trail

This program is part of the NC Science Festival!
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Friday, April 21
6:30–10:30 p.m.
For all ages
Free for the NC Science Festival

Wake County Parks, NCSU PRT 358 students, Agape Center for Environmental Education and Wake County Solid Waste are co-hosting this 2017 Star Party-themed "Star Light, Star Bright" as part of the NC Science Festival. This free event will take place at the back field of the White Oak Parking Area under the stars. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be fun, hands-on activities early in the evening. As the sun goes down, enjoy constellation storytelling and observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. Bring your curiosity, water bottle, chair or blanket, your own viewing instrument if you have one, and dress for the weather.

Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523)

Registration is not required for this event.


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.