October 2020 Programs Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Thursday, October 1, 2020

*Pirate’s Treasure

Sunday, Oct. 4th, 3pm

Discover your navigation skills and put them to the test. We will be learning how to use a map and a compass to find some pirates treasure. Supplies are limited to please call to reserve your spot,

919-778-6234. Meet in the Lake Parking Lot.

 

 

Birdwatching walk

Saturday, October 10th, 9:00am

Take a guided walk as we quietly search for and discuss fall birds. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them, the park will not be providing binoculars. This program will feature an easy 1-mile hike, please bring comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Visitor Center. 

 

 

Fall colors

Sunday, October 11th, 3:00pm

Why do some trees lose their leaves and others keep them? Join us as we look at the fall colors and discuss what makes them change. This program will feature an easy 1-mile hike, please bring comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

Creepy Critter Night Hike

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 7pm

Wooo is roaming around in the dark? Join us for a night hike where we’ll learn about some local nocturnal animals – the scary and not so scary ones. Meet in the Lake Parking Lot.

 

Halloween Campfire

Sunday, Oct. 18th, 6pm

What do we think of when we think Halloween? Pumpkins, Bats, Spiders, Snakes…a lot of things we can find outside! Come out to the park for some seasonal fun as we learn about a few of our favorite Halloween topics while enjoying the warmth of a campfire.  Meet at the Overlook Amphitheater.

 

 

 

The Naval Stores Industry

Saturday, October 24th, 3:00pm

Have you ever heard of Naval Stores? The park was once home to this industry of harvesting the sap of living Longleaf pines. Join us as we learn about the parks’ historic land uses and view an elderly pine tree with a story to tell. This program will feature an easy 1-mile hike, please bring comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

History of the Cliff 

Sunday, October 25th, 3:00pm

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park would not be the same without its prominent namesake. Have you ever wondered what the cliff's origins are? Join us as we explore the story of the cliff from its geology to its human history. This program will feature an easy 1-mile hike, please bring comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

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