Outdoor Programs

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Join us for a guided outdoor trip, class or program.  Whatever you choose, get out and enjoy it! Check out the calendar of events

Do you have a group that would like a private adventure or custom outdoor program? We can help - contact us!

GET HIKING! SERIES


Get hiking on local hikes around Burlington, Alamance County and beyond! Expect natural surface trails, rolling terrain with a few steep hills and a moderate pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes (closed-toed) or boots. Bring a water bottle, extra layers and trekking poles (optional). Hikes generally last between 1.5-2 hours. All ages welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Well mannered dogs also welcome. Free, but registration required!

Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm
Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington | 2-3 miles
Register

Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) Birthday Hike
Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 am

Glencoe Paddle Access - 2348 Glencoe St. Burlington
Celebrate the MST's 42nd birthday by hiking a 2.5-3 mile section of the MST right here in Burlington. Hike from the Glencoe Paddle Access, around the tiny Glencoe Mill Village, along the river and back again. 
Register

Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 pm
Haw River Trail @ Stoney Creek Marina - 1785 Faulkner Dr. Burlington | 2.5 miles
Register

Mindfulness in the Outdoors


A Mindful Walk in the Woods
Date: Sunday, September 29 from 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina - 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
Free, but registration required. Register
Ages: 15 and up

Take a mindful walk in the woods! A guide will lead the group on a walking meditation through beautiful trails. The walk will be about 2 miles over rolling, natural surface terrain. Come open you heart, mind and ears to connect with nature as you learn to become present in each moment. 

Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring an easy to carry mat or towel (we will be sitting on the ground at points during the meditation walk). Don't forget a bottle of water and insect repellent! Due to the meditative nature of this hike, only children 15 and older may participate. Space is limited.

NATURE PLAY


Nature Play programs are geared to get families outdoors in nature, learning, playing and having fun! Some of them include more education and some are purely fun! All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. These programs are free or low cost, but space is limited for all programs and registration is required!

Fort Building


Saturday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina - 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
Free, but registration required. Registration coming soon.

Family Nature Hike


Sunday, September 29 from 1:00-2:30 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina - 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377

Free, but registration required. Registration coming soon.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, EMAIL OR CALL THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT (336) 222-5135.

Of all the paths you take, make sure a few of them are dirt.