All walks qualify for the Youth Partner Challenge (YPC), an activity for youth ages 5-16.
September 4- Lazy Girl (Mary Jo & Ann) This is an easy 1 mile woods trail walk of 1 hour. It traverses a stream and connects Eseola Drive through the woods to Laurel Drive. This is a great in-town option to road-walking. Some water crossings. Please leave Fido at home.
September 18- Judds Peak (Betsy, Sarah & Bruce)
October 2- Old Home Place (Betsy & Carolyn) Old Home Place. 1-2 miles and 2-3 hours of easy to moderate walking with multiple paths available. Walkers will get a glimpse of life in the 19th century at the Dart-McCutchen property off Holbert Cove road seeing an old homestead, fields, streams and a water cascade. Stories from the past abound. This walk requires specific permission and is not generally open to the public.
October 16- Round Mountain (Jim & Chuck) Explore the site of the Battle of Round Mountain. Located off Howard Gap Road this walk offers a picnic area, rock outcroppings, and for the adventurous, a strenuous climb to the top of the mountain for Piedmont views.
November 6 -Holbert Cove (Rowann, Betsy & Chuck) Holbert Cove Cabins Betsy will give a tour of her 1920s restored log cabin and grounds. Trails of nearly 1 mile on adjoining property will walk you past an old barn foundation from the late 1800's - early 1900's, lead you to an Ostin Creek access and a small waterfall on the property. Extensive storm damage from Tropical Storm Zeta in 2018 and natural regeneration of the forest can be seen on this property as well.