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

 Kids running down the trail


Upcoming Programs

Talkin' Turkey at the ATT
Wednesday, November 25
Time: 2–3 p.m.
For all ages
Cost: $5 per family or $3 per individual
Join us as we "talk turkey," wild turkeys that is. See a turkey mount up close and strut like a turkey to see how much food you can eat before winter. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Geocaching 101
Friday, December 4
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $5 per family
Discover the American Tobacco Trail's brand new GeoART project as you learn the basics of this high-tech treasure hunt! Learn what geocaching is all about and then search for some newly placed geocaches 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 based on available equipment. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.


 How to Register

 For more information and to check availability for American Tobacco Trail programs, contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at

To register for a program, complete and sign a PROS Program Registration Form for each person attending. Return the forms with payment by mail to American Tobacco Trail, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562 or bring them by the Harris Lake County Park office.

Please register for programs at least two days in advance. If you wish to register after the two-day window, call the park office to check availability - the program may have been canceled or may be full by this time.

Please Note: Payment and a completed, signed registration form must be received to confirm your spot in our programs. Registration must be received at least two days prior to the program date. If the minimum number of registered participants is not met, the program will be cancelled. All payments must be made using cash, check or money order (made out to "Wake County Parks") – park staff do not currently have the ability to take credit cards.