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
January 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Free

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Park in the first lot on the left - across from the historic farm. The hike will be about 3 miles on a variety of trails. Expect rolling, natural surface trail with a few steep hills. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 1/2. Optional transportation from the Kernodle Senior Center available for $2 – van leaves at 1:20 pm. Please pay day of hike.


Fitness: Fairchild Greenway  
January 10 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Free 

Meet at Fairchild Community Center – 827 S. Graham Hopedale Rd. Burlington. Get your steps in on some of the newest greenway in the City. Walk two laps for a total of just over 2 miles. The trail is wide with paved and gravel sections. Register by 1/8.
    
Movie: "Our Souls at Night"
January 12 at 1:00 pm
Free 

A widow and widower, have lived next door to each other for years. When Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor, the two begin sleeping in bed together platonically, with the innocent goal of alleviating their shared loneliness. As their relationship deepens, however, they each deal with grief and loss, and a real romance begins to blossom. 

Fitness: Dancercise with Peggy
January 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Free

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Leave the cold outside and come indoors to get your steps in through this easy and fun exercise class! Register by January 12. 

Hike: Haw River Trail
January 23 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Free

Meet at the Longmeadow Trailhead – 1120 Valley Drive, Graham. Hike the newest section of Haw River Trail in Alamance Country with knowledgeable MST Trail Volunteers – Bob Ellis and Peter Dahl. Hike 3-4 miles over natural surface trail. Expect some rolling hills. Trekking poles recommended. Restrooms are not available at trail head – plan accordingly. Register by 1/19. Optional transportation from the Kernodle Senior Center available for $2 – van leaves at 12:30 pm. Please pay day of hike.

Fitness: Tai Chi with Becky
January 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Free

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Try something new! Learn more about gentle flowing movements that can strengthen the body and mind and improve your health.Register by 1/19 

Learn, Lunch & Walk: Morehead Planetarium & Piedmont Nature Trails
February 13 from 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $10 plus money for lunch.

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center- 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation will be provided. Visit the Morehead Planetarium for a showing of “Carolina Skies.” Following the planetarium show have lunch at the Egg and I (www.theeggandirestaurants.com; entrees $9-$12) before a 1.5 mile hilly hike on the Piedmont Nature Trails located behind the NC Botanical Garden (weather permitting). Trekking poles recommended. Register and pay by 2/7.

Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park
February 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Free
Meet at Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina – 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett. Meet at the end of the park road at the trail head in the circular parking area. Hike is about 3 miles on natural surface, rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 2/16.

Hike: Old Field Bluff Trail - Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
February 27 from 9:30 - 2:30 pm
Fee: $3 plus money for lunch
Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center- 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation will be provided. Explore 3.5 miles of trail on natural surface trail over rolling terrain with some steep hills in the Johnston Nature Preserve south of Hillsborough. After the hike, have lunch at the Weaver Street Market ($8-$10). Restrooms are not available at the trail, but the van will make a pit stop just prior to arrival.  Trekking poles required. Register by 2/24. Please pay day of program.

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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