Connecting You and Your Family to the Natural World

Join the Conservation Trust for North Carolina for kid-friendly hikes this 2015 summer that will connect you and your family to the natural world.


Brumley Forest Nature Preserve Saturday, June 13th, 9:00 AM

Join CTNC and Triangle Land Conservancy for an exclusive hike on TLC’s 613-acre nature preserve in Orange County. Enjoy a preview of the vision for making Brumley Forest Nature Preserve a family destination for recreation.

Saddle Mountain Saturday, July 25th, 11:30 AM

Come explore the 502-acre Saddle Mountain portion of the Mitchell Rive Game Lands, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 222 in Allegheny County. The trail forms a loop around the top of Saddle Mountain and leads to the Horn of Saddle Mountain.

China Creek Saturday, August 22th, 2:00 PM

Be one of the first groups to hike the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps’ new improved trail. The NCYCC will have just completed seven weeks of work to make the trail an official U.S. Forest Service supported trail. Hike around Globe Valley and Pisgah National Forest below Blowing Rock.

Orchard at Alta Pass Saturday, September 26th, 11:00 AM

Bring your family and experience the Orchard at Altapass near Little Switzerland, at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 328. CTNC recently protected this historic and natural treasure. Enjoy interpreters in Revolutionary War period costume, home-made ice cream, and live music.

Please respond early. Space is limited. To RSVP, call Rebecca at 919-828-4199 ext. 17 or email


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