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GetOut! Your Nudge to Get Out This Weekend

We’re finally heading into fall-like weather, folks. Temperatures heading into daylight requiring a light fleece and climbing only into the upper 70s, mostly sunny skies, drier air and a dash of color here and there.

It’s a good weekend to get out. Here are some thoughts on where you can go, what you can do.

Night Hike, Saturday, 8 p.m., Carvers Creek State Park, Spring Lake. If you’re new to night hiking, here’s a good place to start: the trails are flat and they’re in good shape. Add to that plenty of open field and minimal light pollution, and chance to see some “crepuscular dwellers” and this is a 2- to 3-mile hike you won’t soon forget. More info and sign up here.

World Rivers Day Hike, Sunday, 10 a.m., Haw River State Park: Iron Ore Belt Access, Greensboro. Come celebrate the world’s rivers on a hike that skirts the headwaters of the Haw River north of Greensboro. Learn more and sign up here.

Take A Child Outside Week kickoff. Starting Sunday, check out TACO events at Dismal Swamp State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Lake James State Park, Chimney Rock State Park, events all designed to get kids more involved and comfortable with the outdoors. Find information on those events here; find information on TACO itself and on other TACO events here.

Plus, you can also find more adventures right here, at GetGoingNC.com.

For information on the locations featured in this week’s GetOut! video, check out the sites for Eno River State Park and Umstead State Park.

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