Day Tripping to Rockcliff Farm

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  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 9:00 am12:30 pm

B. W. and Maude Wells moved to this 154-acre farm in 1954 and named it Rockcliff Farm because of its unique geology and wild flowers. In 1983 the Neuse River was dammed, creating Falls Lake, which flooded about 70 acres of the farm. Rockcliff Farm now consists of about 83 acres of meadows, successional and mature forests along the banks of Falls Lake. Six miles of trails traverse the farm enabling the visitor to enjoy the varied flora and geology of the farm.

Rock Cliff Farm is an ideal setting for the study of plants and animals in their natural habitats, as well as the ecological relationships of biological elements, including humans, with the physical environment. Exemplifying B. W. Wells's philosophy of man living in harmony with nature through understanding the natural environment, the farm is a living historical/ecological memorial to him.

Galearis spectabilis

Our trip to the Rockcliff Farm concludes our series of day trips. Keep an eye out on our calendar for an exciting announcement of our new trip offering.

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$10.00 for members, $15.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 20 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the program's start date. No refunds will be made after this time. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Rockcliff Farm, Wake Forest, NC; tour departs from the JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Need directions? Click here. If you need directions to Rockcliff Farm, please send an e-mail to Chris Glenn at
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this day trip.