National Trails Day, which takes place Saturday, June 1, is a coordinated, multi-state event that celebrates America’s natural beauty and seeks to connect more people with the hiking trails in their area. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, consider joining other Greenville volunteers for a day of trash clean up and trail maintenance at the beautiful River Park North, located at 100 Mumford Road.
The event begins at 8:00 am and lasts until 10:00 am. Volunteers are asked to spend at least one hour picking up trash, clearing debris, and removing invasive plants from the park’s hiking trails. In exchange for your labor, you’ll receive a free pass for a 30-minute pedal boat rental or free admission to the nature center.
This is a great way for Greenville residents to give back to their community and help protect the environment of North Carolina. If you plan to attend, be sure to wear long pants and bring your own water and gloves. For more information about the clean up, call (252) 329-4560
Visit River Park North
This breathtaking 324-acre area is one of North Carolina’s most pristine nature reserves that provides numerous ways to enjoy and interact with the great southern wilderness, including:
- Five different ponds for fishing and pedal boating
- Three hiking trails
- Three primitive camping sites
- Two drive-to camping sites
- Picnic areas
- Wildlife observation platforms
Visitors can also tour the Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center, which features a variety of educational exhibits, such as a turtle touch tank, 10,000-gallon aquarium, live snakes, and more.
If you’re a birdwatcher, be sure to check out the NC Birding Trail, where you’ll likely to see Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Yellowthroats, Indigo Buntings, and Blue Grosbeaks.
The Park is open every day from 6 am to 8 pm in the summer (May 1 – August 31). For questions, call 252-329-4562.
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