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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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We hiked through the Clemmons State Forest on our last trip to North Carolina and it was a wonderful place to visit, but we discovered today it is closed from December 1, 2015... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Wayne B
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Lutherville, Maryland
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Lutherville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We hiked through the Clemmons State Forest on our last trip to North Carolina and it was a wonderful place to visit, but we discovered today it is closed from December 1, 2015 until March 2016 for maintenance.

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1 Thank Wayne B
Clayton, North Carolina
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I LOVE Clemmons Educational State Forest; it is a great place to hit the woods and a local gem--a small pond, miles and miles of walking trails through woods and fields, and the the "talking trees" are a huge hit with the kids. I go several times a week for a run with the dogs, or just a nice hike... More 

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1 Thank yellowrider221
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We love going to the state forest. We have had several picnics here and we love the trails! Beautiful foliage.

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Thank cmhwoods
Wendell, North Carolina
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent park where the trees talk to you. Yes the trees talk. At least they have voice prompts that tell travelers the name of tree, and other things about that tree. There are more than one trail, and none are too strenuous. There also is a lake and many camp sites with ways to cook and/or picnic.

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1 Thank Allraceschurch W
Clayton
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

very educational. must stop and read the signs or listen to the speakers attached to the trees. I great walk in the woods.

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1 Thank Ron P
Clayton, North Carolina
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A great pace to get up close with nature. Trials are clean and wide. The kids love the hiking and seeing the water flowing in the creeks when rain permits. Easy hiking with great views.

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Thank Gregory B
Clayton, North Carolina
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63 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Located on Old US &0 (Garner Rd) right outside of Clayton on the Wake Johnston County line this is another of the true gems of the triangle. I went to hike the Watershed Trail and ended up doing them all. First this is not a place that is handicap accessible except for the area around the parking lot restrooms and... More 

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Thank Rick B
Clayton, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a great place to take elementary students for a field trip and picnic lunch. The students and teachers alike ALL love the talking trees.

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Thank DebMurphy57
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an awesome educational park! It cover forestry, geology, and animal science throughout its many trails. There are picnic shelters, interactive trails, ranger education stations, and a few geocaches for those interested!

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Thank John W
Clayton, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful park with "talking" trees and rocks, so entertaining for young children. Easy less than a mile trail walk. Great picnic area. Definitely family friendly place!

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