Optional hike, meet 10:30am at Shelter #1, Reedy Creek Section
Join us for a hike in Umstead State Park along the border of the existing Wake Stone Triangle Quarry. See the negative environmental impact of the current quarry on our state park and how this will be amplified with the proposed RDU Quarry. There's nothing like seeing firsthand why it's so important to protect Umstead State Park.
This will be a moderately-paced hike along the border of Umstead State Park. We'll hike near Crabtree Creek and return via the Inspiration Trail. The hike will stay on State Park property and will last approximately 1.5 hours . Dr. Jean Spooner, Chair of the Umstead Coalition will lead the hike. We'll be off trail and in the forest - hiking boots are recommended.
Picnic & Cookout (starting noonish)
If you're not up for the hike, join us just for the cookout! Bring your own food or a snack to share.
Holiday Gifts for Sale
Looking for holiday presents for nature lovers? We'll have Umstead State Park hoodies, t-shirts, hats and magnets, 2022 calendars and more.
Meet at Picnic Shelter #1, Reedy Creek Park entrance, large picnic shelter by Company Mill Trail, Umstead State Park
We're happy to celebrate and host this holiday event with our partner, Sierra Club Capital Group. Learn more about the Capital Group here: https://www.capitalgroupnc.org/
The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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