We offer a variety of public educational programs for all ages - register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our January e-newsletter or sign up to receive our
 e-newsletters to keep up with what is happening in the parks.
 
 

 
 

Upcoming Programs 

 
 
Critters of the Beaver Creek Wetland
Saturday, Jan. 20
1:30–3 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
The beautiful Beaver Creek wetland is home to many different kinds of animals. Learn about the importance of this ecosystem to these critters, meet a beaver, wood duck and others up close with our educational mounts and hike to the Beaver Creek bridge to experience this amazing area. Bring a camera, binoculars (or borrow ours), a full water bottle, dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502) at the lower picnic table.
 
 
Geocaching 101 on the American Tobacco Trail
Friday, Feb. 9
3–4:30 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 take off to find a geocache in the park! We will provide a GPS unit per family and instruction on how to use it. Feel free to bring your own unit or smart phone with a geocache app. Register early, as class size is limited.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523) at the picnic tables.
 
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The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
Participate in the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count from February 16–19.
Bird watchers of all ages are encouraged to count birds to create a real time snapshot of where birds are across the globe. Visit the GBBC website to learn more.
 
The following program is free at the American Tobacco Trail for this exciting event. Check the Harris Lake County Park programs page for more GBBC programs!
 
 
GBBC Bird Walk Along the American Tobacco Trail
Friday, Feb. 16
8–10 a.m.
Free for ages 6 and up
As part of our Great Backyard Bird Count Programs, we will observe and count the variety of birds that can be found along the Trail as we walk to the Beaver Creek Bridge.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502) at the upper picnic table.
 
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Cunning Coyotes
Saturday, March 3
2–3 p.m.
For all ages, but best for 6 and up
Coyotes are one of the most adaptable animals around and can be found in every county in North Carolina. As successful as they are, they are also elusive and highly misunderstood. Meet a coyote up close with our educational mount and make a coyote track to take home.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523) at the picnic tables.
 
 
Discovery Hike on the ATT
Sunday, March 11
9:30–10:30 a.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
March is a great time to discover nature on the American Tobacco Trail. Take a 1.5-mile hike down the Trail to the Beaver Creek Bridge. Look for new beginnings in nature.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502) at the upper picnic table.
  
 

 
Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details. 
 
We would love your feedback!
Did you attend one of our programs? Let us know how we did!
Complete our brief public program evaluation online.
 
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How to Register for Public Programs

 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 using the American Tobacco Trail button next to the program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website, or use the button below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
 
 
 
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Questions?

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 harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.