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Join Shelly the Box Turtle in a Habitat Exploration of the Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum TRACK Trail follows the Natural Garden Trail and loops through the gardens. The Natural Garden Trail is a 1 mile hike through a mixed hardwood forest. The trail through the formal gardens is 0.3 miles. The entire TRACK Trail is an easy 1.3 mile loop.
Visit the Baker Exhibit Center to borrow a Discovery Pack to aid you in your adventure. And, stop by the Nature Discovery Room on the Education Center ground floor to learn more about the plants and animals of this area.