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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Address: 2411 Old U.S. 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520
Phone Number: (919) 553-5651
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Quiet, educational and beautiful.

No better place for "a walk in the woods"! Several well-marked trails of varying difficulty. All with themes to help you learn more about the forest. Among others, there's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No better place for "a walk in the woods"! Several well-marked trails of varying difficulty. All with themes to help you learn more about the forest. Among others, there's a talking tree trail and a rock trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I went here with a few family members this past fall. It was a nice hike where there are informational stops informing you about the different trees growing in the area. It was a relaxing hike and not very strenuous. There are longer and shorter routes.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clemmons Educational State Forest: There are talking trees. Really no joke. This is great for kids and very educational for all ages.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Clemmons Forest is an Educational State Forest located in Johnston and Wake Counties just outside Clayton. As an Educational State Forest, it's primary function is to educate the public about forest ecology and management. There are numerous informational points and forest rangers are available for questions and to conduct classes. One of the more interesting aspects of the forest are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The "talking" trees are interesting, but the best thing we enjoyed was the nature walk. There is a very large pond and there are places to picnic also. A couple of hours spent outdoors, and real close to home!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Awesome educational Forest with trails, Educational activities and talking trees. Loved coming here as a kid and still like coming here to get into nature

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've visited Clayton a few times and I just recently discovered this niehborhood treasure spot. Perfect for an afternoon picnic or a trail hike complete with a turtle habitat. Beautiful place to get away and enjoy nature for a bit.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Clemmons State Park is a great place to take the kids for a hike & have a picnic. It's quiet and full of wildlife. And it's an educational park. There are picnic tables & a shelter.

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been a couple of times with the mom's club I belong to. We walked the trails with our kids. Beautiful, but definitely not a place to bring a stroller. We all made that mistake. They have a little dock you can walk on and feed the turtles and fish. The kids loved that. They also love the "talking trees".

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I like Clemmons State Forest. It's a nice quiet place to picnic, walk the dog, or just hike. The talking rocks and trees are a nice touch. The Demonstration Trail is a good little leg stretcher. I always check out the long leaf pine trees as I enter. I can tell that it used to be a farm, but it's... More 

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