Outdoor Programs for Seniors

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 clearance and liability waiver & release completed for the current year before participating. For more outdoor program available to the general public, visit Burlington Recreation and Parks Outdoor Programs.

Upcoming Events

To register for an event, call the Kernodle Senior Center at (336) 222-5135. 

Fleet Feet Fitness Walkers
Thursdays from 10 – 11 am, November 29, December 6, 20, 27

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center- 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Fleet Feet Fitness Walkers is a group that meets to walk for 45-60 minutes around City Park at a moderately brisk pace. The walk takes place on paved surfaces and are weather permitting. Register by the Wednesday prior to each walk.

Hike: Shallow Ford
November 20 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Meet at Shallow Ford Natural Area - 1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington. Hike 3+ miles on natural surface trails with hills through this 190 acre natural area along the Haw River. Trekking poles recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 11/16.

Hike: Hemlock Bluffs
November 28 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $10 + money for lunch

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Eat lunch at Al’s Dinner in Pittsboro before the hike. Then head to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary for a 3 mile hike through the park (includes 100 stairs down, then 100 back up). We’ll see a unique community of Eastern Hemlocks.  Trekking poles recommend. Register and pay by 11/21. Space limited.

Hike: Haw River Trail 
December 4 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Meet at the Glencoe Paddle Access – 2348 Glencoe St. Burlington. Please car pool if possible - the parking lot is small. The hike is out and back on the Haw River Trail with a total distance around 2 miles. This is a nice trail for new hikers or hikers new to the group.  Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 11/30.

Hiker’s Holiday Party 
December 13 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free, but bring a dish to share.

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington in Room 1. Bring a dish to share to celebrate the holidays! Meat and drinks will be provided. We’ll also complete a fun nature themed craft. Everyone is welcome. Register by 12/6.

Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park 
December 18 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Meet at Guilford Mackintosh Marina – 1345 NC HWY 61 Whitsett. Park at the end of the road in the circular parking area and meet at the trail head. Hike is 3 miles on natural surface, rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 12/14.

Hike: Cedarock Park
January 3 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Park in the first lot on the left across from the historic farm. Hike about 3 miles on rolling, natural surface trail. Hiking sticks recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 12/28.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to any event to receive a full refund. 

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Trail Work Day
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Registration required for all programs. Call the Kernodle Senior Center to register: (336) 222-5135