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


March 7 from 1:00 - 5:00 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 3/3. Space limited.

Horses, Hikes & S'mores: Keyauwee Program Center


March 14 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $20 (includes activities, lunch, transportation)

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. The day will include a unique Equine Facilitated Learning experience (sorry, but we won’t be riding), a cookout lunch over the fire - s’mores included and a hike to see the Sweet Heart Tree. Register and pay by 3/8. No refund after 3/8 unless we can fill your spot. Space limited.
  

Hike: Cedarock Park


March 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
FREE

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Park in the lot just past the playground. The hike will be about 2.5 miles on rolling, natural surface trail. Hiking sticks recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 3/13.

Film Festival: High Point Theater


March 27 from 5:45-10:45 pm
Fee: $15

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel - the Banff Film Festival Tour is a collection of short films telling stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. Register and pay by 3/10. No refunds after 3/10 unless we can fill your spot.

Hike: Shallow Ford Natural Area


April 6 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Free

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 4/4.

Hike: NC Botanical Gardens


April 12 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $10 (plus money for lunch; entrée $8-$12)

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. We will go on a 60-90 minute private, guided hiking tour. Following the tour we’ll have time to check out the Garden Shop and Daily Plant Sale. Bring money for lunch at Elmo’s Diner (www.elmosdinercarrboro.com). Hiking stick(s) optional. Bring a water bottle. Register and pay by 4/5. No refunds after 4/5 unless we can fill your spot. Space is limited.

Star Gazing: NC Statewide Star Party


April 21 from 7:30-9:30 pm
Free

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Park across from the historic farm. Find your way in the sky, take a constellation tour and gaze through a telescope. The evening is open to the general public and includes kid-friendly celestial activities. Bring a chair and warm clothing. Personal telescopes and binoculars welcome.  No registration required. Check the event website in case of bad weather or cloudy skies. 

Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina


April 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Free

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 4/21.

Hike: Eno River State Park


May 2 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $5

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Hike 3 miles on the Bobbit Hole Trail. Then we’ll head to Few’s Ford for a picnic lunch followed by a 1 miles hike. Hiking stick(s) required. Bring a sack lunch. Register and pay by 4/28. This hike is not suitable for beginner hikers or those new to the group. Space is limited.
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Registration required for all programs. Call the Kernodle Senior Center to register: (336) 222-5135