Celebrating 100 Years of NC State Parks!

By Mike Ellis

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the NC State Parks system, and the state plans to celebrate all year long! On January 1st, the state started things off with “First Day Hikes” at nearly all of the state parks. I say nearly all because some of the events had to be cancelled due to weather conditions at some of the parks.

First Day Hikes draw 3,469 hikers covering 8,228 miles: https://t.co/DecMVtVrEz pic.twitter.com/TxSNBh5Udp

— NC State Parks (@NCparks) January 4, 2016

In addition to the First Day Hikes, the NC State Parks division plans events throughout the year. Some of these events include:

100 S’more Years events at William B. Umstead State Park (multiple dates and times)
Art Trail Hike at Elk Knob State Park (January 24th at 3:00PM)
March Forth on March Fourth on the Eno — a series of hikes from March 4th – 6th, covering all of the trails of the Eno River State Park.
Old Homesites Tour at Lake James State Park — this state park pays tribute to some of the families that lived there before it was a state park with information on …read more

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