Clemmons Forest is an Educational State Forest located in Johnston and Wake Counties just outside Clayton. As an Educational State Forest, it's primary function is to educate the public about forest ecology and management. There are numerous informational points and forest rangers are available for questions and to conduct classes. One of the more interesting aspects of the forest are the "talking" rocks and trees on their respective trails. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these displays where you push a button and the talkative trees teach you a little about themselves. These short interpretive trails are perfect for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. For a longer hike, check out the Demonstration Trail and Watershed Extension Loop that head deeper into the forest. You can find more informational displays and some old artifacts related to forestry, like an old pine straw baler. The forest is closed in the winter, but in late fall, visitors are treated to lovely displays of fall color.
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