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Clemmons Educational State Forest

2411 Old U.S. 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-5651
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Clayton
Type: Forests
Traveler Description: Clemmons Educational State Forest is a great place to walk an explore the ecology of a managed forest. Kids will love the talking trees and rocks... more »
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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Clayton, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have been here several times, and have always enjoyed ourselves. The "talking" trees is a particular favorite with the children. There is a large sheltered area for parties, or lunch, and also a nice picnic area. The trails are easy to walk and quite enjoyable. There is ample free parking, and it is located conveniently about 5 minutes from... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Took my 2 kids there when they were younger. We had a good day exploring the trails & nature. We loved the way the signs & trees talked to us at particular stations. The pond was beautiful, trails easy to walk, picnic shelter a nice shaded place for lunch. Very conveniently located park. The public is allowed to climb the... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Ranger-led programs for school kids are great! Very informative and fun. Our elementary-age kids attended programs at the forest recently, and they loved them. We've also walked the trails ("Talking Tree" and "Talking Rock") with the kids before. They are very well done and well-maintained. We always enjoy going here.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This place is a gem. There's several walking trails, plus you can walk your dog there. The scenery is great. There are picnic tables, a nice pond to look at and more.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have found this excellent venue that is both educational and entertaining. We first visited the Forest to begin a walking program with our 2 Great Danes. The trails offered sights and sounds for all of us and made the leash training so much easier. The grounds are well maintained and there are so many ammenities that the Forest can... More

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