Welcome Spring and The Vernal Equinox

  • Dates: March 20, 2018
  • Presenting Organization: Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Venue: Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Location: South Raleigh
  • Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: 919.856.6675
  • Times: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Celebrate the coming of Spring by going on a sensory hike around the millpond with a park naturalist. While exploring park wildlife, learn about the history, cultural traditions, and science associated with the Vernal Equinox. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.

You can also mark the change of seasons by heading to the park's Finley Center Exhibit Hall to explore fun facts about The Vernal Equinox, which signals the beginning of Spring. It is the point where there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Find out about how and why the equinox occurs, and also learn about seasonal folklore and related historical traditions.