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. 

Hike: Cedarock Park
March 27 from 2-4 pm

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Meet in the parking lot just past the playground. Hike 2.5-3 miles on the Rock Creek Trail. Trekking poles recommended. Register by 3/23.

Intro to Archery
April 3 from 1:30-4:30 pm

Meet at the Clubhouse at Mackintosh Marina (temporary indoor archery range) -
2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. This is a beginner course featuring intro to archery, safety on the range, using a string bow and the 11 steps to archery success and a proper shot. Participants must have completed 2 hikes/events with the group since January 1st to be eligible. Those that have not met this requirement will be placed on a waitlist and if space allows will be accepted. Register by 3/27.

Hike: Haw River Trail at Stoney Creek
April 11 from 2-3:30pm
Meet at the trailhead at Stoney Creek Marina – 1785 Faulkner Dr. Burlington. Hike about 2 miles on the Haw River Trail. Get glimpses of both Stoney Creek Lake and the Haw River. The trail is natural surface over rolling terrain with one steep section. Trekking poles recommended. Register by 3/9.

Hike: Lake Cammack
April 17 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Lake Cammack – 4790 Union Ridge Rd. Burlington. Hike about 2 miles over rolling terrain next to the lake. Look for bald eagles, osprey and heron as we hike. Pack an optional sack lunch and stick around to eat your lunch with good friends and great views. Register by 4/13. Optional transportation from the Kernodle Senior Center available for $2 – van leaves at 9:50am. Pay day of hike. This is a great hike for beginners.

Hike: Eno River State Park
April 24 from 9 am – 4 pm

Fee: $5
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington.  Transportation provided.  Hike 3 miles on the Pea Creek and Dunnagan Trail. Then we’ll head to Few’s Ford for a picnic lunch followed by a 1.5 mile hike on Buckquarter Creek Trail. Trekking pole required. Bring a sack lunch. Register and pay by 4/20. This hike is not suitable for beginner hikers or those new to the group.

Hike: Haw River State Park
May 1 from 12:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $5

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation will be provided. We will hike 4 miles on natural surface trails through the Iron Ore Belt Access. Trekking poles required. Bring a water bottle. Register and pay by 4/27.

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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