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Stevens Nature Center At Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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The Town of Cary has declared a State of Emergency and closed Town Hall and all staffed facilities. Critical services including police, fire, sanitation, water distribution, wastewater, inspections and permits, 911, and 311 will continue uninterrupted. If you have a question or need non-emergency assistance, dial 311 within town limits. For emergencies, dial 911.

All Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources facilities are now closed and programming, including classes, events, and camps, is canceled until further notice.
Facility rentals are canceled as well. 
This action follows Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order restricting public gatherings to 100 people or fewer, and is taken to encourage social distancing and prioritize the health of Cary's citizens.  Full refunds will be issued for any registered camps, classes, facility reservations, and ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19.   Learn more.

2616 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518

(919) 387-5980

A visit to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is sure to captivate and delight. Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or simply seeking solitude, Hemlock Bluffs offers a variety of outdoor opportunities.

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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a unique community of Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species, access to approximately 3 miles of mulched nature trails, scenic overlooks, excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities and areas for quiet nature reflection.

The Stevens Nature Center provides interactive, educational nature exhibits and historical exhibits from the Piedmont of North Carolina. The nature center also provides nature interpretation and environmental education programs for all ages throughout the year.


The nature preserve gates open at 9 a.m. and close at sunset. Please check the sign at the gate or trail-head kiosk for the exact closing time. Entrance before or after these hours is considered dangerous and trespassing. Call the Stevens Nature Center at (919) 387-5980 for more information.

 


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