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Exploring Our Land

Ever since Triangle Land Conservancy purchased our first property, White Pines Nature Preserve, back in 1986, we have striven to connect people with nature at the unique and beautiful natural areas we protect. Today, we offer five nature preserves, a canoe access point and numerous less-managed open lands for the enjoyment of our community. In addition, TLC has partnered with other organizations to make even more places available for recreation and connecting with nature. We also provide numerous outings throughout the year.

TLC welcomes you to visit any of our preserves that are open to the public. We invite you to use these preserves for educational purposes, hiking, bird watching, fishing (with proper state license), and enjoying nature. Currently, none of our preserves are open to mountain biking or horsebacking riding. To protect the environment and ensure a good time for all, we ask you to be courteous to other visitors and agree to the following code of conduct:

  • Preserve hours are dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Do not collect or harm the plants and wildlife.
  • Pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash.

The following activities are PROHIBITED at TLC's public nature preserves:

  • Use of motorized vehicles, bicycles, or horses.
  • Possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • Hunting and trapping.
  • Possession of firearms.
  • Camping and fires.

As a responsible land conservation organization, we work to balance recreation and conservation goals. This means that not all of our properties are open to the public. Factors we take into account when deciding whether to open a property include natural resource protection, legal access, visitor safety and maintenance. Some of our closed properties are available for visiting as part of TLC’s organized events and programs, and access may be made available for research, education and recreation on a case-by-case basis. For all inquiries, contact Walt Tysinger, Land Manager, by e-mail or phone (919-908-0053).

TLC Lands Locator Map

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