The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Umstead Coalition & Sierra Club Capital Group Holiday Hike & Cookout

  • 12/11/2021
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 2100 N Harrison Ave (Reedy Creek Entrance to Umstead State Park)

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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 & Potluck (starting noonish)

If you're not up for the hike, join us just for the cookout! We'll have a cozy fire in Picnic Shelter #1 and will provide charcoal for the grills. Bring your own food to grill or a snack. Bring a side to share.  We'll provide some snacks and drinks.

Holiday Gifts for Sale

Looking for holiday presents for nature lovers? We'll have Umstead State Park t-shirts, hats and magnets, 2022 calendars and more.

Location

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

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.

WHO WE ARE

The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.