The City of Burlington has reviewed and approved for some outdoor programs to begin again. Please familiarize yourself with the new safety protocols that are in place to safe guard the health of participants and staff against COVID-19.
- Get Hiking! Guided, small group hikes open to all ages that take place around Alamance County.
- Kayak Programs: Meet-Up Paddles, Sunset Paddles, Youth Paddle-Palooza Clinic
- SOAR Hikes: Guided hikes for ages 55 and up only.
- Alamance Creek Week: May 1 - 8. Learn about creeks and the importance of keeping them healthy and clean through programs and activities!
Get hiking on local trails around Burlington and Alamance County! Join a small group, guided hike and come ready for 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, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and trekking poles (optional). Hikes generally last between 1.5-2 hours. All ages welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your four-legged friends at home at this time.
Free, but pre-registration required! Space is limited.
Click on the green "Register Now" button to hike info and to sign up.
All registered hikers will get a receipt with additional important details regarding the hike.
- Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 am
City Park | 2 miles
- Tuesday, May 11 at 5:45 pm
HRT at Longmeadow Trailhead | 3 miles
- Tuesday, May 25 at 5:45 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina | 2 miles
- Tuesday, June 8 at 5:45 pm
Shallow Ford Natural Area | 2.5-3 miles
- Tuesday, June 22 at 5:45 pm
Great Bend Park | 2 miles
Recreation and Parks has transitioned to a new cloud-based registration program, CivicRec. When you click the link to register, you will be taken to this new platform. As a new user, you will need to create an account - this should be a pretty quick and painless - and you will only have to do it once. Under your account you will be able to add members of your family for quick and easy registration for hiking programs and any other program offered through Burlington Recreation & Parks.
Alamance Creek Week is a way of learning more about the creeks, streams, and rivers that connect our communities here in Alamance County. It’s a weeklong series of activities like creek cleanups, Trivia Night, citizen science groups, family fishing clinics, geocaching, seed planting, and more! Alamance Creek Week is presented by many partners across the county. For a complete listing of activities, visit the Alamance Creek Week webpage.
Creek Week Activities with Burlington Recreation & Parks:
- Creek Clean-Up
Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
at City Park (1435 Overbrook Rd. Burlington) - Register now!
This is your chance to do something proactive to help our waterways! Litter on streets and in parks often gets washed into creeks. Join a cleanup at North Park or City Park and be part of the solution! Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. *Masks and social distancing must be observed at this event. Pre-registration is required.