Miller's Pond Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Millers Pond Park

The Miller's Pond TRACK Trail is a 0.53 mile loop trail that takes visitors around Miller's Pond. As you travel around the trail, visitors will be able to view the pond and the various wildlife found living there, from water turtles and birds to various species of frogs and fish. The pond has several docks and fishing platforms, allowing park patrons to get an up close view plants and animals that call the pond home. Visitors will also get to walk through the forest, using the brochure-led adventures to learn about the trees and other natural resources found in the park.

In addition to the trail, the park also has a playground and picnic area that visitors to the park can use to further enjoy the environment. 

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Collectible sticker for Millers Pond

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Dock reflecting in pond in autumn
Autumn foliage reflecting in pond
Wooden bridge through the forest
Sandy path through the pines
Orange fungus growing on the trunk of a tree

Adventures for Miller's Pond Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Miller's Pond Park: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Miller's Pond: Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Miller's Pond: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in Miller's Pond Park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Pond Life Brochure
Hiking

Miller's Pond: Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.

Directions

12762 US Highway 117
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Latitude: 34.374938400000
Longitude: -77.896410800000

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

Kids in Parks has partnered with The College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (CHHS UNCW) through their 5-county collaborative group called the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Health Collaborative (SENCRHC). The SENCRHC’s mission is to improve individual and population/community health in Southeastern North Carolina through regional programs and interventions that promote residents in Southeastern NC to be actively engaged in healthy lifestyles.  

The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) is providing critical backbone functions that provide the guidance, coordination and communication required to maintain an effective collaborative.  These functions include facilitation of the regional public health diabetes network and implementation of a region-wide health intervention through the Kids in Parks program.

The TRACK Trail at Miller's Pond Park was completed through the partnerships formed with the above mentioned groups, and in partnership with the Pender County Parks and Recreation Department and the Pender County Health Department