National Trails Day

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017  ~  9 am - 1 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road

The Town of Wake Forest will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9 am - 1 pm at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.


Environmental Education Expo 
The free event will include an Environmental Education Expo featuring interactive environmental education stations. Set up throughout the park, the stations will offer both children and adults a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of nature while learning about the environment. As part of the expo, attendees will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the living things you might encounter on the 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

  • Learn how to identify and reduce stormwater pollutants

  • Learn all about bees

  • Hear animal night calls

  • See camping exhibits, reptiles and more! 


Participating Organizations 
Several local organizations and businesses are scheduled to participate in the Environmental Education Expo, including Heritage High School, Wakefield High School, Wake Forest High School, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, the Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail, the Boys and Girl Scouts, PetSmart 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).  


Celebrating Trails & Greenways
National Trails Day is a celebration of America‚Äôs 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. Currently, there are approximately eight miles of developed and 50 miles of planned greenways within Wake Forest. The greenways link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and open spaces while also connecting to the vast Triangle greenway system.


For More Information 
For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Daryl Vreeland at 919-435-9512.