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 Harris Lake County Park! 
Check out the Harris Lake County Park programs page for details.
Now Available!
Online Public Program Registration
You can now 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 101
Saturday, June 25
Time: 9:30–11 a.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $5 per family or $3 per individual
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 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. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Summer Morning Wildlife
Saturday, July 23
Time: 9:30–11 a.m.
For all ages
Cost: $1 per person
Enjoy the peace of a warm summer morning along the American Tobacco Trail. Join park staff on a guided hike out to the Beaver Creek wetlands area to learn about and search for songbirds, turtles, butterflies and other wildlife. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area picnic table at the top of the hill, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502.

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.