Outdoor Programs for Seniors engages adults 55+ in outdoor activities to promote the health benefits of being active in nature. Burlington Recreation and Parks has teamed up with Alamance County Recreation and Parks to provide experienced guides and a diverse program offering. All participants must have a medical clearanceand liability waiver & releasecompleted for the current year before participating. For more outdoor program available to the general public, visit Burlington Recreation and ParksOutdoor Programs.
To register for an event, call the Kernodle Senior Center at (336) 222-5135.
HIKE: Greensboro Watershed Trails
May 16 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $5 Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation will be provided. We will hike 3 miles on natural surface trails on the wonderful watershed trails in Greensboro. Hiking stick(s) required. Bring a water bottle. Register by 5/12. Space limited.
Hike: Iron Ore Belt Access - Haw river state Park
May 24 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center – 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Hike a 3.2 mile loop over rolling terrain. Hiking sticks and day pack with water and snacks highly recommended. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the hike. Space is limited. Register and pay by 5/12.
Hike: Trails of SAxapahaw
May 31 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at the Saxapahaw Mill Race Paddle Access – 6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd. Graham. Restrooms are not available at the trail head, but a gas station is located nearby. The hike is about 2.5 miles. Hiking sticks recommended. Register by 5/26. Optional lunch on your own at the General Store in Saxapahaw after the hike.
Hike: Trails of the Blue Ridge
June 13 from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fee: $10 (plus money for dinner)
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center – 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Head to the trails of the Blue Ridge near Blowing Rock, NC. BE prepared to hike 5-6 miles over the course of the day. Bring a sack lunch and money for dinner out. Must have participated in at least 3 hikes since January 1st to participate. Not suited for beginners. Register and pay by 6/6.
Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina
June 28 from 9:30-11:30 am
Meet at Guilford Mackintosh Marina - 1345 NC 61 South Whitsett, NC 27377. At the end of the park road is the trail head and parking area. Hike is about 3 miles on natural surface, rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Hiking stick(s) recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 6/26.