Explore four trails at this Cary nature preserve
Located not far from busy Kildaire Farm Road, this 140-acre preserve is home to a variety of animals including deer and rabbits. It's also a great spot for bird watching.Posted — Updated
Located not far from busy Kildaire Farm Road, this 140-acre preserve is home to a variety of animals including deer and rabbits. It's also a great spot for bird watching.
Look for Eastern Hemlock trees, which are known for their cones, at the center of the Stevens Nature Center courtyard and on the bluffs of Swift Creek. Hemlock trees date back 10,000 years to the last glacial period. The Town of Cary's website says that the plants seen at Hemlock Bluffs are believed to be relics of the past, which survived "in this particular location due to the protective nature of the north-facing bluffs which provide a relatively cool, moist environment for the plants."
- For your safety and the protection of the preserve, stay on the trails.
- Bicycles, skateboards, roller-blades, motorized vehicles, and horses are not permitted on the trails.
- No hunting, fishing or trapping.
- No release of captured animals.
- This is a nature preserve; collection, removal, or disturbance of any natural object is prohibited.
- No smoking or fires permitted.
- Alcoholic beverages prohibited.
- Pets must be on a 6 foot leash. Keep dogs on the trail. Cary ordinances require that you clean up after your pet.
- Picnicking is discouraged.
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