Cooler temperatures mean North Carolinians can finally get outside to enjoy the glory of fall leafing season.
Each of the following locations are protected and open to visitors thanks to the hard work of local organizations and North Carolina’s conservation trust funds – the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF), Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) and/or the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (ADFPTF). The conservation trust funds help ensure that we all have access to clean air, clean water and spectacular places to recreate and relax.
Plan your next fall hike at one of these glorious getaways:
- Pond Mountain – https://blueridgeconservancy.org/pond-mountain-game-lands-1/ –
- Stanback Trails Along the Blue Ridge Parkway – https://appalachian.org/stanbacktrails/
- Chimney Rock – https://www.chimneyrockpark.com
- Lake James and the Linville Gorge – https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48974
- Brumley Nature Preserve – https://www.triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/brumley-forest-nature-preserve
- Seven Oaks Preserve – http://catawbalands.org/signature/seven-oaks-preserve/
- Lake Brandt – https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/the-lakes/lake-brandt
- Haw River State Park – https://www.ncparks.gov/haw-river-state-park/trails
- The Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park – https://coastallandtrust.org/lands/the-latham-whitehurst-nature-park/
- Bird Island Coastal Reserve – https://www.nccoast.org/project/bird-island-coastal-reserve/