Piedmont Land Conservancy hosts various events, including Second Saturday outings, that are designed to connect people with nature. Outings include hikes, farm visits, paddle trips and more. Events include our annual bluegrass concert (LandJam) as well as volunteer days, workshops, partner events, and a new nature book and film club. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For questions or more information, email us. Check out what’s coming up and join us outside!

Second Saturday Outing: Farm Tour @ McNeely Farm
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of fun and exploration at this PLC-protected farm in Yadkinville. Landowner and nature enthusiast Scott McNeely will give us a tour of this impressive property, giving us a tour of his beautiful cabin, constructed from combining two historic, relocated and refurbished cabins. Then we’ll take an approximately half-mile stroll around the property, taking in views of the property’s wildlife habitats and South Deep Creek. Along the way, Scott will tell us about the habitat enhancement and stewardship he has done on the site, the wildlife found there, and his dedication to this special piece of property. Afterwards we’ll have information on PLC, water and snacks on the wrap-around porch of the cabin.

LandJam 2018 w/ Steep Canyon Rangers @ Carolina Theatre
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Piedmont Land Conservancy celebrates its 10th annual Land Jam event with North Carolina favorites the Steep Canyon Rangers and special guest Darrell Scott.  Proceeds from the show go to support local land conservation efforts throughout the Piedmont.

Tickets are $50, $37.50, $27.50 or $20, depending on seating location. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.

Second Saturday Outing: Bike Tour! @ The Virginia Creeper Trail
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winston-Salem based Beersngears will be helping us out with this exciting outing. This outing does require a roadworthy bike and some basic experience with cycling. Registration for this outing is $35 and includes a PLC t-shirt and transportation for you (and your bike!) to the start site and back to Winston-Salem.

We’ll meet at Thru-Way Shopping Center in Winston-Salem at 8am to load bikes onto the passanger van and hit the road. The group will take a 17 mile ride along the Creeper Trail, ending in Damascus, VA for lunch downtown at a local resturant (lunch and bervearage choice and expense is up to you and not included in registration price).

The ride is mostly downhill on gravel and suitable for bikers of most skill levels. BeersNGears will provide a group bike leader and be available with parts and expertise for any minor bike repairs on the way. The bus will meet us at the restaurant and get you back to Winston-Salem around 4pm.