Hike / Bike / Walk

Burlington has a variety of trails, walking tracks and greenways to enhance the quality of life and provide recreation opportunities for residents and visitors. Greenways, fitness tracks, and trails are dispersed around the community to encourage health and wellness for all. In addition, Burlington Recreation & Parks provides many guided and instructional outdoor programs for all ages.


Burlington Recreation & Parks provides guided and instructional outdoor programs for all ages. From hikes, to kayaking, geocaching, environmental education, archery and more, you can find your adventure with us! Learn about current outdoor programs


Burlington’s Greenways and Bikeways will connect neighborhoods, schools, and parks throughout our community. The Downtown to Elon (D2E) segment of the Greenway plan is complete and the Downtown to Town & Country segment is in progress. Learn about our Greenways and Bikeways


Trails are available at many parks across Burlington. Trails range from easy, paved or graveled trails to more moderate, hilly, nature trails. Walking tracks are provided around the city to provide safe opportunities to walk and exercise. Some locations have outdoor exercise equipment available around the track. 


Twenty miles of the Haw River Trail are open to the public in Alamance County, including a few miles within Burlington. The trail offers beautiful views of the river and its plants and wildlife, as well as opportunities to hike, walk, picnic and fish along the river. The Haw River Trail is part of the Mountains to Sea Trail that runs across North Carolina. The Haw River paddle trail is open for canoe and kayaking with many public river accesses points. The Haw River Trail Partnership coordinates the development and maintenance of the trail.