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: Shallow Ford Natural Area

July 12 from 9:00 - 11:00 am

Meet at Shallow Ford Natural Area - 1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington. Come hike about 3 miles through this 190 acre natural area along the Haw River. Hiking stick(s) recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 7/10.

Hike: Haw River Trail at Glencoe

July 27 from 9:00 - 11:00 am

Meet at the Glencoe Paddle Access – 2348 Glencoe St. Burlington. Please car pool if possible - the parking lot is small. The hike is out and back on the Haw River Trail with a total distance around 2 miles. The trail has rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Hiking stick(s) recommended. Register by 7/25.

Hike: Cedarock Park

August 3 from 9:00-11:00 am

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 2.5 miles on Spoon’s Branch Trail a rolling, natural surface trail with a few steep hills. Hiking stick(s) recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 8/1.

Kayak: Guilford Mackintosh Marina

August 18 from 8:00 - 10:00 am
Fee: $15/person or $6 if you bring your own boat
Meet at Guilford Mackintosh Marina - 1345 NC 61, Whitsett, NC 27377. Don’t paddle alone – join in a group paddle and enjoy a morning on the lake with friends. Bring your binoculars! Fee includes guide, boat rental, paddle and PFD. Previous paddling experience required. Register and pay by 8/16. Space limited.

Tubing: New River

August 30 from 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fee: $45 (plus money for dinner)

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington.  Transportation provided.  Travel to Todd, NC and spend the day tubing down the New River. Pack a lunch to eat prior to getting on the river, but bring some snacks and drinks for the float (river cooler and tube provided for the group). Bring money for a quick dinner on the way home. This trip is for those who have participated in at least 3 outdoor programs since April 1st. Participants must wear appropriate footwear on the river - water shoes or an old pair of sneakers. Water shoes are available for rent at the outfitter for $2.  Register and pay by 8/16. Space limited. Trip location subject to change based on river conditions.
Trail Work Day
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Registration required for all programs. Call the Kernodle Senior Center to register: (336) 222-5135