Spring signals wellness to us, a renewal of New Year’s resolutions and a challenge to explore. We’ll keep sharing nature-based activities and events as we hear of them; we have a few more the next few months:
One of our meeting sites, the Briar Club, which received a LEED Silver Certification, offers a sustainable building for guests (available to non-residents based on availability) to our area. They shared a fun contest with us this month, the Best Buddy Contest. You may participate in their contest or you may just want to check out their trails, venture on your bike (we’re home to 198 miles of bicycle trails), or visit to explore the art throughout the area.
Other wellness places include our nature preserves and areas protected by Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), of which we’re home to several including Wood’s Mill Bend, McIver Landing, White Pines Nature Preserve, and more. The Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, American Tobacco Trail, and the sites on the North Carolina Birding Trail are additional places to take in the natural beauty, an activity, plan a picnic, and/or take photographs.
Events and tours are a great way to see our sights and our nature-based sights offer these year-round. Saturday is the Tobacco Road Marathon at the American Tobacco Trail. Whether you’re participating or cheering for someone, you’ll have a chance to experience the excitement at this Boston Qualifier. Briar Chapel is the host for the Earth Day Celebration this year, historic downtown Siler City is the site of the nature photography workshop, stargazing series with staff from Morehead Planetarium takes place at Jordan Lake, and nature outings with Triangle Land Conservancy begin this summer.
Visit our trails and sites, multiple nature opportunities are just around the bend.