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: Greensboro Watershed Trails

May 16 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $5

Meet at the Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation will be provided. We will hike 3 miles on natural surface trails on the wonderful watershed trails in Greensboro. Hiking stick(s) required. Bring a water bottle. Register by 5/12. Space limited.

Hike: Iron Ore Belt Access - Haw river state Park

May 24 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fee: $3  

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center – 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Hike a 3.2 mile loop over rolling terrain. Hiking sticks and day pack with water and snacks highly recommended. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the hike. Space is limited. Register and pay by 5/12.

Hike: Trails of SAxapahaw

May 31 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at the Saxapahaw Mill Race Paddle Access – 6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd. Graham. Restrooms are not available at the trail head, but a gas station is located nearby. The hike is about 2.5 miles. Hiking sticks recommended. Register by 5/26. Optional lunch on your own at the General Store in Saxapahaw after the hike.  

Hike: Trails of the Blue Ridge

June 13 from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 
Fee: $10 (plus money for dinner)

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center – 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Head to the trails of the Blue Ridge near Blowing Rock, NC. BE prepared to hike 5-6 miles over the course of the day. Bring a sack lunch and money for dinner out. Must have participated in at least 3 hikes since January 1st to participate. Not suited for beginners. Register and pay by 6/6. 

Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina

June 28 from 9:30-11:30 am 

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. Hiking stick(s) recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 6/26. 
Trail Work Day
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Registration required for all programs. Call the Kernodle Senior Center to register: (336) 222-5135