Tree Trail Trek at Joyner Park September 23

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 4:11pm

The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and the Neuse River Hawks Conservationists (NRHC) are partnering to commemorate the “Year of the Trail” by hosting a “Tree Trail Trek” Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m.-Noon at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

The event will feature NRHC volunteers stationed at 20 different trees along the trails at Joyner Park sharing information and answering questions about a variety of native trees and their value to wildlife, including Water Hickory, Southern Magnolia, Loblolly Pine, Sassafras, Pecan, Tulip Poplar, and Longleaf Pine.

Designed to encourage physical activity and engage individuals and families in an outdoor adventure that fosters a meaningful connection to Joyner Park’s natural environment, the Tree Trail Trek is free, and no registration is required. Anyone interested in participating should begin at the kiosk adjacent to the entrance to the Joyner Park parking lot and follow the directional signs.

For more information, email NRHC Member Debra Ludas at [email protected].

On August 18, 2022, the NC Legislature declared 2023 North Carolina Year of the Trail, highlighting an opportunity to showcase, promote, and celebrate our state’s extensive trail systems. Wake Forest is proud to join communities across North Carolina in celebrating this statewide campaign that invites every North Carolinian to get outside onto the trails, greenways, and blueways that stretch across the state.

E. Carroll Joyner Park