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:


Hike: Great Blue Heron Trail – Haw River State Park


September 13 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $3

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center – 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Van transportation will be provided. The hike is a moderate, 3-mile loop over rolling terrain. Hiking sticks and day pack with water and snacks highly recommended. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the hike. Space is limited. Payment is due at registration. Register and pay by 9/9.

Hike: Cedarock Park


September 21 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Free

Meet at Cedarock Park - 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington. Park in the lot just beyond the playground. The hike will be about 2.5 miles on rolling, natural surface trail. Hiking sticks recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 9/19.

Hike: Loop Trail – Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina


October 4 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 9/30.

Hike: Lakeside Trail - Lake Cammack


October 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Free

Meet at Lake Cammack - 4790 Union Ridge Rd. Burlington, NC 27217. Look for Bald Eagles and other waterfowl as we hike out-and-back along the shore of Lake Cammack. The hike is about 2 miles on rolling, natural surface trail. This is a great hike for beginners or those just getting acquainted with the group. Register by 10/10.

Hike: Duke Gardens


October 18 from 1:00 -  5:00 pm
$10 + money for ice cream (optional)

Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington NC 27215. Transportation provided. Take a 1.5 hour guided walking tour of the Duke Gardens! After the tours, we’ll swing by The Parlour (http://theparlour.com/) for some handmade ice cream! 12 participant max. Register and pay by 10/4. No refunds after 10/11.

HIKE: Haw River Trail thru Hike


November 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Free

Meet at Stoney Creek Marina - 1798 Faulkner Dr. Burlington, NC 27217. A shuttle will take us to the Indian Valley trailhead. We’ll hike 3.8 miles down the Haw River Trail back to Stoney Creek Marina. Trail is natural surface, rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Hiking stick(s) required. Bring a water bottle. Register by 10/21.
Registration required for all programs. Call the Kernodle Senior Center to register: (336) 222-5135