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

Wednesday, November 22 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Great Bend Park
350 Greenwood Dr. Burlington
2.5 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.

Thursday, December 21 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Cedarock Park
4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington
Free, but registration required. Register.

No-Frills Trail 5K

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