The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Umstead Coalition Fall Hike & Cookout/Picnic

  • 11/05/2022
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Umstead State Park (2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513)



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 Potluck & Cookout (starting noonish)

If you're not up for the hike, join us just for the cookout! Bring your own food or a side dish to share.  Feel free to bring your own food for the grill.  We will provide paper plates and utensils, water, lemonade,  veggie burgers, and chips. 

Holiday Gifts for Sale: Looking for holiday presents for nature lovers? We'll have Umstead State Park hoodies, t-shirts, hats and magnets, 2023 calendars and more.


Meet at Picnic Shelter #1, Reedy Creek Park entrance, large picnic shelter by Company Mill Trail, Umstead State Park

Parking:  Reedy Creek entrance parking lot (access off Harrison Ave at I-40 Exit 287).

The Umstead Coalition

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


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