Outdoor Programs

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Kayaking  •  Hiking  •  No Frills Trail 5K
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!
Go Outdoors

Meet Up Paddles


Friday, October 27 from 9:30-11:30 am
Stoney Creek Marina | 1798 Faulkner Dr. Burlington
Registration opens September 15th
 
Don’t paddle alone – enjoy a morning on the lake and meet other kayak enthusiast. Bring your binoculars! Fee is $20/person or $8 if you bring your own boat. Fee includes guide, boat rental, paddle and PFD. For ages 18+.

Leaf Peep Paddle


Saturday, October 28 from 8:30-10:30 am
Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina
1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett
Fee: $20/person or $8 with your own boat
Registration opens September 15th
 
Enjoy a cool, crisp morning on the lake. COffee and donuts will be provide before setting out on the water. Take in the vibrant colors of the changing season while cruising the lake. Fee includes, guide, kayak rental, paddle, PFD, coffee and donuts. For ages 18+ (ages 13-17 with participating adult).

FALL FOLIAGE HIKE 


Saturday, October 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park and Marina
1345 NC HWY 61 Whitsett
3 miles. Restroom available at trailhead.
Free, but registration required. Register

Grab a friend and get out for a hike while enjoying the changing of the seasons! The hike is about 3 miles on natural surface trail over rolling terrain. Wear comfortable walking shoes (closed-toed) or boots. Bring a water bottle and bug spray. Trekking poles recommended. Suitable for ages 8+ (ages 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Dogs welcome!

Winter Walkabouts


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. Suitable for ages 6+ (ages 6-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Dogs welcome!

Saturday, November 11 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Haw River Trail at Glencoe Paddle Access
2348 Glencoe St. Burlington
2 miles. 
Free, but registration required. Register.

Saturday, December 9 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Shallow Ford Natural Area
1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington
3 miles.
Free, but registration required. Register.
No Frills 2017-2018

No-Frills Trail 5K


\'no 'frilz\ adj. 1. providing only the essentials; not fancy
Saturdays, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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.

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


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