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Prairie Ridge to offer regular walks for all ages

Posted December 28, 2010 2:04 p.m. EST

Prairie trail at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Staffers at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in west Raleigh are making a change to their former "Tuesday Walks" series.

They're being replaced with the new "Walk through the Seasons!," which will be geared toward visitors of all ages. Staffer Cathy Fergen tells me that folks at the ecostation, which is part of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, heard visitors' requests for more programming for all ages. The new program is free. Visitors will take a walk with a naturalist to explore the seasons at Prairie Ridge.

The walks will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. twice a month except from June to August. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by a registered adult. You'll find natural trails here, but most are of the cut grass variety. A sturdy, off-road stroller should do just fine.

Dates for the winter walks are Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 (which is a teacher work day in Wake County) and March 8.

For more information or to register, contact Fergen at or 919-733-7450, ext. 671.

I reviewed Prairie Ridge this year. It's a fantastic place to explore. I highly recommend a visit. Prairie Ridge will be closed Dec. 31, but open for regular hours all other days including Jan. 1. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.