Outdoor Programs

Join us for a guided outdoor trip, class or program.  Whatever you choose, get out and enjoy it!
Check out the calendar of events. For active Senior Adult outdoor recreation, check out these events.
Do you have a group that would like a private adventure or custom outdoor program? We can help - contact us!
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Don't let the cold keep you in! Grab a friend and get out for a walkabout in the woods! These guided hikes are about 3 miles on natural surface trail over rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a water bottle and an extra layer. Trekking poles recommended. All ages are welcome - but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs welcome. The hikes are FREE, but registration required!

Saturday, December 9 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Shallow Ford Natural Area
1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington

Thursday, December 21 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Cedarock Park
4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington
**Special Edition Christmas Hike. Search for holly, mistletoe and Christmas fern doing the hike!

Saturday, January 6 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Haw River Trail - Saxapahaw Mill Race
6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd. Graham

Saturday, January 27 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina
1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett

Saturday, February 10 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Haw River Trail - Glencoe Paddle Access
2348 Glencoe St. Burlington

Saturday, February 24 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Haw River Trail - Longmeadow Access
1120 Valley Dr. Graham


Saturday, January 27 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 24 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Town & Country Nature Park
2999 Regent Park Ln. Burlington, NC 27217

Come help spruce up the trails at Town & Country  Park - a little treasure tucked away along the banks for the Haw River in Burlington. Help remove debris from the trail, rake leaves, cut back branches, and pick up trash.

Wear sturdy, closed toed shoes and dress in layers for the weather. Bring a water bottle, snack and a pair of work gloves if you have them. Tools will be provided, but if you have a favorite tool (rake, lopper, pruning shears) bring them along. Youth under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.
Register so we know to expect you and if we need to reach you in the event of a weather cancellation.

No-Frills Trail 5K

\'no 'frilz\ adj. 1. providing only the essentials; not fancy
CANCELLED Saturday, Dec. 9 
Saturdays Jan. 6 & Feb. 10

Registration at 10:00 am. Race at 10:30 am
Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina | 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett
Fee: $5/person age 16 and up; $2/person age 6-15 (must be accompanied by an participating adult). Fee collected on race day at registration.

The No-Frills Trail 5K is a series of trail runs (or hikes, walks or whatever speed you'd like). We just want people to get out, move and have a good time! Since this is not a fancy 5k, we’ll only be providing a well-marked 5K course and a clock so you can see your time as you finish. Let us know you are coming by choosing "Going" on the Facebook event page.

If you want a t-shirt – wear one!
If you need snacks – bring some!
If you want an award – too bad! 

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For more information on any of these programs, email or call the Outdoor Program Coordinator at (336) 222-5135.