Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, March 30-31

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Take advantage of the full moon this weekend with two moonlit hikes and a long bike ride along the American Tobacco Trail.

This weekend is short as most area museums, parks and libraries are closed for Easter Sunday (be sure to check out where you can find egg hunts, festivals and bunny visits in honor of the holiday). So why not cram three days’ worth of fun into two! Escape your winter cocoon with this weekend’s picks — they’re all outside! 

In Cary, Bond Park Boathouse hosts its opening day, so rent a boat and get out on the lake. Or, go on a nighttime hike at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh or at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill. For you cyclists among us, take a long nighttime bike ride in Durham along the American Tobacco Trail.


Bond Park Boathouse Opening Day

Brush off winter and get back outside to spend time with friends and family on the lake at Bond Park in Cary Friday, March 30, 10 a.m., when the 2018 season opens. The Bond Park Boathouse concession stand will be open and boat rentals will be available. See details on types of boats and rates here

photo courtesy of moss and kendall withers


Yates by Night: Signs of Spring

Go on a night hike with a Historic Yates Mill County Park naturalist to test your sensory skills after dark Friday, March 30, 7-8 p.m. You’ll hike past the pond's edge and through forests, wetlands and fields to discover what happens in these habitats at night. The air will be crisp and the land will be alive with night sounds. Come prepared for a fun and engaging spring nighttime adventure. This activity is suitable for all ages. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of historic yates mill county park


Full Moon Hike

Saturday, March 31, 7:30-9 p.m., meet at the Loblolly Shelter of Harris Lake County Park for a nighttime hike. The moon will light the way as frogs serenade you while you explore trails and ponds at the park for signs of nighttime creatures. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of the balogh family


Full Moon Fever Bike Ride FREE

Join the Durham Community Trail Watch group on a nighttime ride along the American Tobacco Trail Saturday, March 31. This kid-friendly activity is either a 15- or 30-mile trek, depending on where and when you start. Choose 7:30 p.m. for the long ride or 8:30 p.m. for the short ride. Details about where to meet the other cyclists are available here. Helmets and lights are required, and the ride pace is casual and up to the rider. The ride will be canceled in the event of rain or inclement weather, so check the website before heading out.  

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