ORRUM — The Lumber River State Park and the Kids in Parks program will hold a grand opening of the Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail today.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. by the picnic pavilion at the Princess Ann Access for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a guided hike.
The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is a half-mile loop along Griffin’s Bluff.
According to Park Superintendent Neill Lee, this kid-friendly trail features interpretive panels and an observation deck overlooking Griffin’s Whirl, a reverse-flow area in the river.
“We are excited to partner with Kids in Parks to install this TRACK Trail and offer even more great activities for kids here at Lumber River State Park,” Lee said. “The program offers children and families a chance to get outdoors and connect to the resources and special places that make this region so wonderful.”
There are currently more than 40 TRACK Trails in North Carolina based around different outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, geocaching, and disc golfing.
“One of the best parts of the Kids in Parks program is that kids will now be able to register this hike at kidsinparks.com and earn free prizes to enhance their next hike,” said Tony Geiger, a program manager for Kids in Parks. “Lumber River is a wonderful resource in this remote southeast corner of NC, and we’re happy to have another way of introducing this park to kids and families.”
The Lumber River State Park is at 2819 Princess Ann Road in Orrum.
For directions or information, visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/luri/main.php or call 910-628-4564.