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Horseshoe Farm held a ribbon cutting ceremony

to celebrate the dedication on November 10,

2015. Carved out by the meandering of the

Neuse River, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

sits on a U-shaped piece of land in nor theastern

Wake County with exceptional natural and cultural

resources. The Preserve is a jewel along the

Neuse River; a place of great natural beauty,

abundant wildlife and rich heritage.

Surrounded on three sides by the Neuse River,

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve consists of

primarily undeveloped pastures and woodland

areas. The upland fields have been farmed as

crops or used as pasture for generations. The

floodplain forests adjacent to the Neuse River

are designated by the State of Nor th Carolina

as a Significant Natural Heritage Area due to

the presence of bottomland hardwood forests,

wetlands, and a system of natural river levees.

With the help of a grant, plans are underway to

renovate the farmhouse for future use as exhibit

and interpretation space, and is expected to be

open in early 2017.

Dedications

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Ra l e i gh Parks, Rec r eaton and Cu ltura l Resour ces