National Trails Day

National Trails Day2019 National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1, 2019  ~  9 am - 1 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road

The Town of Wake Forest will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, from 9 am-1 pm at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

National Trails Day 5K

The Greenways Advisory Board invites you to join us for the first Wake Forest National Trails Day 5K.

Wake Forest has been celebrating National Trails Day for the past five years. Now we are including a 5K race to the festivities! Race proceeds will support the maintenance of current greenways and development of new greenways in the Town of Wake Forest.

Check-in for the 5K walk/run begins at 7 a.m., and the start time is 8 a.m.

Environmental Education Expo 

The Environmental Education Expo will offer both children and adults a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of nature while learning about the environment. Featuring interactive environmental education stations set up throughout Joyner Park, the expo will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the Wake Forest greenway system and get an up-close look at a variety of living things they might encounter along Town trails:

  • Examine reptiles and amphibians and learn about their tracks and signs at an exhibit from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences;

  • Learn how to identify song birds, identify and reduce stormwater pollutants, and make fishing line containers

  • Hear animal night calls;

  • View camping exhibits and more!

Health & Fitness

Cirque De Vol and Camp Gladiator will offer a variety of free health and fitness activities according to the following schedule:

  • 9:30-10 a.m. – Family Yoga

  • 10-10:30 a.m. – Fitness Camp/Workout

  • 10:30 a.m.-Noon – Hoop Jam & Meditation

  • Noon-12:30 p.m. – Family Yoga

 Please note: Anyone planning to participate in Family Yoga is encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

Participating Organizations 

Several local organizations and businesses are scheduled to participate in the Environmental Education Expo, including Heritage High School, Wakefield High School, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, the Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail, the Boys and Girl Scouts, Frog Hollow Outdoor, Neuse River Hawks and many more.

Kids who pick up a passport at the Greenways Advisory Board booth and have it stamped at 10 stations or more will be eligible for a special prize (while supplies last). Those who visit ALL booths will be entered in drawing for additional prizes.


Lumpy’s and Charlie’s Kabob Grill will also be onsite offering delicious food and sweet treats.

Celebrating Trails & Greenways

National Trails Day is a celebration of America's trail system, which occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features outdoor activities designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Since 2003, the Town of Wake Forest has been building greenways as a way to bring open spaces that enhance the lives of its citizens within easy walking distance of their homes. The greenways link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and open spaces while also connecting to the vast Triangle greenway system. There are several more greenways planned for the Town of Wake Forest.


National Trails Day
Transportation Division Manager