TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.
Update: All in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays remain postponed through May. We have also postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. More details here.
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Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Unit invites you to adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. We’ll read a nature-themed book and take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door before having a snack. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty!
2-5 ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Pre-registration required – register now!
CR PC $1.25, CR NPC $1.50, NCR PC $5.50, NCR NPC $6.50
Meet representatives from Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Unit and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.
Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours. This trip includes a canoe or kayak, guide service, and TLC representative’s historical perspective.
Paddle the Deep River with Frog Hollow Outdoors and Triangle Land Conservancy. Flowing water and a single class I rapid await on this paddle through what was one of NC’s more active mining areas. Paddle participants will be able to take the short hike to Endor Iron Furnace, a 35′ relic of the Civil War. TLC members receive $10 off per person. Register below for an email with the discount code to use when signing up with Frog Hollow Outdoors.
Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter Tree ID Hike at White Pines Nature Preserve on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 pm. Andy Upshaw and Phil Cox will lead the hike which will focus on identifying some of the beautiful trees and other natural features at White Pines. The hike is about 2 miles long and is moderately strenuous. Please no pets or children under 5 years. Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for dirt trails and the cold.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join the hike!
In case of bad weather (rain, snow) the hike will be cancelled. If the hike is cancelled we will attempt to e-mail those who have signed up. We will also post the cancellation on the Grand Trees of Chatham FaceBook page, so please check here if the weather looks questionable: https://www.facebook.com/grandtreesofchatham/
Directions to White Pines Nature Preserve:
White Pines Nature Preserve Preserve is located just past the Rocky River heading South from Pittsboro on 15-501, first left on River Forks Rd after crossing the Rocky River. River Forks Rd is a circular Rd so one can go left or right after coming off 15-501. The preserve is at the end of a small gravel/dirt road that comes off River Forks Rd, there is a sign marking the preserve and there is parking at the end of the road. The address is 548 S Rocky River Rd, Sanford, NC.