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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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.


Upcoming Programs

Turkey Time and Campfire at the American Tobacco Trail
Saturday, Nov. 18
4-6:30 pm
For all ages
$2 per person
NCSU Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management students are planning an experience at the American Tobacco Trail for your family to participate in fun games and interactive learning about turkeys. A night hike along the Trail followed by roasting marshmallows over a campfire will conclude this unique program.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, 27502) at the picnic table at the bottom of the hill.
Geocaching 101 on the ATT
Saturday, Dec. 2
2-3:30 p.m.
For ages 6 and up
$1 per person
Geocaching is like a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden "caches." Learn what geocaching is all about and head off to find a geocache 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 class size is limited.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, 27502)


How to Register for Public Programs

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.