Outdoor Programs for Seniors
To register for an event, call the Kernodle Senior Center at (336) 222-5135.
Hike: Shallow Ford Natural Area
September 12 from 1 – 3 pm
Meet at Shallow Ford Natural Area - 1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Burlington. Hike about 3 miles through this 190 acre natural area along the Haw River. Trekking poles recommend. Bring a water bottle. Register by 9/10.
Day Trip: Farm and Trail Tour
September 19 from 9 am – 4:30 pm
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Enjoy a 1.5-2 hour tour of Elodie Farms – a working dairy goat farm. Tour includes a short history of the farm, a visit to the milking parlor and cheese room, feeding/petting the goats, and wrapping up with a cheese tasting. Cheese will also be available for purchase after the tour. Pack a lunch to picnic at the farm. After lunch visit Little River Regional Park to hike about 2 miles on natural surface trails over rolling terrain. Must have participated in at least 2 hikes since May to be eligible to participate. Register and pay by 9/4.
Hike: Guilford County Farm
September 25 from 10 am – 12 noon
Meet at the Guilford County Farm – 7315 Howerton Rd, Elon. Hike 3-4 miles on various trails around the Farm with a local MST Trail Steward and Volunteer. Expect natural surface trail with some steeper terrain. Trekking poles recommended. Register by 9/21. Optional transportation from Senior Center for $2 – van leaves at 9:20.
Day Trip: Fish and Hike
October 2 from 9 am – 3:30 pm
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Spend the morning hiking about 3 miles on the Bald Eagle Trail in Greensboro. Bring a sack lunch to eat lakeside at Higgins Marina. After lunch spend some time fishing (catch & release) in the pond at Lake Higgins. Basic instructions, equipment and bait will be provided. Register and pay by 9/28.
Hike: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina
October 9 from 10 am – 12 noon
Meet at Guilford Mackintosh Marina – 1345 NC HWY 61 Whitsett. Park at the end of the road in the circular parking area and meet at the trail head. Hike is 3 miles on natural surface, rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 10/5.
Day Trip: Zip Line Canopy Tour & Hike
October 17 from 9 am – 5:30 pm
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Fly through the tree tops at Carolina Ziplines on a 1.5-2 hour canopy tour. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the tour. Then travel to Pilot Mountain State Park for a 1-mile hike around Pilot Knob before heading back to Burlington. For more info and FAQs on Carolina Ziplines, visit: www.carolinaziplines.com. Must have completed at least 2 hikes since May to participate. Register and pay by 10/3.
Hike: Haw River Trail
October 23 from 3 - 5 pm
Meet at the Glencoe Paddle Access – 2348 Glencoe St. Burlington. Please car pool if possible - the parking lot is small. The hike is out and back on the Haw River Trail with a total distance around 2 miles. The trail has rolling terrain and natural surface trail. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle. Register by 10/19.
Hike: Eno River State Park
October 30 from 9 am - 4 pm
Meet at Kernodle Senior Center - 1535 S. Mebane St. Burlington. Transportation provided. Hike 3 miles with a State Park Ranger. Bring a picnic lunch. After lunch, explore more trails around the park. Trekking poles recommended. Bring a water bottle and snacks. Register and pay by 10/26.