Outdoor Programs

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Join us for a guided outdoor trip, class or program.  Whatever you choose, get out and enjoy it! Check out the calendar of events

Do you have a group that would like a private adventure or custom outdoor program? We can help - contact us!

GET HIKING! SERIES


Get hiking on local hikes around Burlington, Alamance County and beyond! Expect natural surface trails, rolling terrain with a few steep hills and a moderate pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes (closed-toed) or boots. Bring a water bottle, extra layers and trekking poles (optional). Hikes generally last between 1.5-2 hours. All ages welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Well mannered dogs also welcome.
Free, but registration required!

Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 pm
HRT/Longmeadow Trail Head - 1120 Valley Dr. Graham | 3.5 miles
Register

Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 pm
Glencoe Paddle Access - 2348 Glencoe St. Burlington | 2 miles
Register

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm
Shallow Ford Natural Area - 1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington | 3 miles
Register 

Trail Run Meet-Up


Have you always wanted to run trails, but don't want to go alone or not sure where to go? Come meet other trail runners and experience a variety of trails right here in Alamance County. These group runs are facilitated by staff from Alamance Parks along with Burlington Recreation & Parks. 

These are "no runner left-behind" runs, but we encourage all participants to have some previous running experience. Offered every Wednesday at 6 pm April - May at various location. Free!

Wednesday, May 22 at 6 pm
HRT/Sellers Falls | 4 miles
Register on the Facebook event.

Wednesday, May 29 at 6 pm
Cedarock Park | 3 miles
Register on the Facebook event.

A Mindful Walk in the Woods


Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Free, but registration required.
Ages: 15 and up

Take a mindful walk in the woods! A guide will lead the group on a walking meditation through beautiful trails. The walk will be about 2 miles over rolling, natural surface terrain. Come open you heart, mind and ears to connect with nature as you learn to become present in each moment. 

Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring an easy to carry mat or towel (we will be sitting on the ground at points during the meditation walk). Don't forget a bottle of water and insect repellent! Trekking poles recommended. Due to the meditative nature of this hike, only children 15 and older may participate. Space is limited.

NATURE PLAY


Nature Play programs are geared to get families outdoors in nature, learning, playing and having fun! Some of them include more education and some are purely fun! All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. These programs are free or low cost, but space is limited for all programs and registration is required!


  • More Nature Play Programs coming soon!

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

Of all the paths you take, make sure a few of them are dirt.