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 harris.lake@wakegov.com.
  

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park! Check out the Harris Lake Public Program page for more details.

 

 

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: Spiders – Weavers and Hunters
Thursday, October 23
2–3 p.m.
Fee: $5/family
For all ages
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
In our gardens, forests, fields and homes, spiders are active this time of year spinning their webs and hunting their prey. Learn to appreciate these helpful animals and see some live ones.
 
Night Exploration
Friday, October 24
6:30–8 p.m.
Fee: $5/family
For all ages
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Come out for a leisurely walk along the Trail to look and listen for our creatures of the night. Expect to see plenty of arachnid activity this time of year! Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a water bottle and a flashlight.
 
History Hike
Saturday, November 15
3–4 p.m.
Fee: $5/family
Meet at the New Hill Parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Come and join us as we learn about the historical significance of the American Tobacco Trail and its early beginnings.
 
Trail Treks: Looking at Leaves
Thursday, November 20
2–3 p.m.
Fee: $5/family
For all ages
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
Fallen leaves and colors will be all around us at the Trail. Learn why leaves turn those beautiful colors in the fall, discover some tips for local tree ID, and make your own leaf rubbing field guide.
 
 
Trail Treks: Nature's Clean Up Crew
Thursday, December 18
2–3 p.m.
Fee: $5/family
For all ages
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex)
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Nature’s cleanup crew, the scavengers and decomposers, perform a necessary but often overlooked role in the environment. We'll learn why these creatures are ecologically important and search for them along the Trail.