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: Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina
November 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Free

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. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by November 3.

Hike: Trails of Historic Bethania
November 14 from 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $10 (plus money for lunch)

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center- 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation will be provided. Explore the historic trails of Bethania with guides from the Piedmont Land Conservancy to learn about the history and nature of this protected area. Bring money for lunch at the Muddy Creek Café ($8-$12). After lunch visit Pilot Mountain State Park for a short hike around the knob. Plan to walk 3-4 miles over the course of the day. Trekking poles required. Prerequisite: completed 3 hikes with this group since August 1st, completed medical and waiver forms. Register and pay by 11/10.
    
Hike: Cedarock
November 20 from 2:00-4:00pm
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 11/16. 

Hike: Piedmont Trail
November 29 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 3 miles on natural surface trails on the Piedmont Trail next to Lake Brandt in Greensboro. Trekking poles required. Bring a water bottle. Register and pay by 11/27.

Hike: Shallow Ford Natural Area
December 5 from 2:00-4:00pm
Free

Meet at Shallow Ford Natural Area - 1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington, NC 27217. Come hike about 3 miles through this 190 acre natural area along the Haw River. Trekking poles recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 12/1.

Hike: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 
December 15 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $5 

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation will be provided. Spend some time in the visitor’s center and then hike 3-4 miles around the National Military Park. Expect both natural surface and paved trails.  Trekking poles optional. Bring a water bottle. Register and pay by 12/11.

Hiker’s Holiday Covered Dish Lunch: Lake Mackintosh
December 20 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Free, but bring a dish to share.

Meet at the Clubhouse at Mackintosh Marina - 2704 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington, NC 27215. Bring a dish to share to celebrate the holidays! Meat and drinks will be provided. We’ll also complete a fun nature craft and, if the weather is nice, take a stroll around the park. Everyone is welcome. Register by 12/15.

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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