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Piedmont Land Conservancy hosts various events that are designed to connect people with nature. Outings include hikes, farm visits, paddle trips, and more. We would be happy to talk with you or your organization about hosting an outing for your team or group!  

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Upcoming Events

Pollinator Mingle

Friday, July 19 | 10:00-11:30am (Rain Date July 20)

Emily Allen Wildflower Preserve

Spend the morning with The Emily Allen Wildflower Preserve pollinators and landscape designer Susan Andrews, recent awardee of the Emily H. Allen Award for Landscape Design using Native Plant Materials from the Native Plant Society!

The EAWP Pollinator Garden was planted by EAWP volunteers in the fall of 2022 with the help of generous donors and is abloom in its second year with 31 species of native plants selected to attract local pollinators. Come hear all the buzz on how the sunny garden transforms April through October and is stewarded with care to provide seed and wildlife cover throughout the winter.

RSVP by emailing Garden Manager, Janice, at jlancaster@piedmontland.org.

Hope to see you in the garden!

Guided Hike at Ridge's Mountain

Friday, September 20 | 4:30-6:00pm

Asheboro, NC

Explore a unique landscape in the Uwharrie Mountains with Piedmont Land Conservancy. This guided hike will be led by PLC’s Conservation Advisor Dr. Ken Bridle. Note that Ridges Mountain is not open to the public. PLC has reserved this group hike through the NC Zoo.

We will be hiking somewhere between 2 to 3 miles. Some of this hike will be on an old road, some trail, and some off trail through the woods. This hike is considered moderate to strenuous. There will be an opportunity to explore the big rocks at your own risk.

The guided hike will pass by a few upland pools. Upland Pools are rare, isolated wetlands in upland settings, with water deep enough to prevent the formation of a forest canopy across the basin. Water stands well into the growing season, though it often dries by the end of summer. These pools are breeding habitat for several amphibians.

The crowning feature of Ridges Mountain is the boulders (some are as high as 50 feet) located within the Monadnock Forest at the top that provide great viewing locations of the surrounding Randolph County.

Originally established in 2000 with a PLC and NC Zoo partnership, the preserve just grew again with as the NC Zoo added an addition 139 acres, making the preserve 423 acres in total! Read more in this press release.

The group will leave from the parking area at 1:00pm. An exact address and directions will be emailed to you upon registration.

The outing is open to the public but has a limit of 25 participants. 

The group will hike the Northern Approach Trail and the Heartleaf Loop in a figure 8 for about 3 miles. The climb is about 400ft of elevation gain. The hike will take between 2.5 to 3 hours. This beautiful hike trail features unqiue rock formations, Buggy Shop Branch Creek, beautiful flora and fauna, and views of the surounding countryside from the summit through the trees. This trail is considered moderate to difficult. 

The outing is open to the public but is limited to 30 people.

Guided Hike at Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area

Sunday, October 20 | 11:00am-12:30pm

5075 Bass Mountain Rd Snow Camp, North Carolina 27349

Join this group hike lead by PLC’s Conservation Advisor, Dr. Ken Bridle. The guided hike will begin at the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area Pine Hill Trailhead in Snow Camp, NC. Parking is available at the trailhead which is 0.3 miles down the gravel road.

The group will hike the Northern Approach Trail and the Heartleaf Loop in a figure 8 for about 3 miles. The climb is about 400ft of elevation gain. The hike will take between 2.5 to 3 hours. This beautiful hike trail features unqiue rock formations, Buggy Shop Branch Creek, beautiful flora and fauna, and views of the surounding countryside from the summit through the trees. This trail is considered moderate to difficult. 

The outing is open to the public but is limited to 30 people.

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