Outings & Events

RSVP is required for all Foothills Conservancy outings at info@foothillsconservancy.org or at 828-437-9930.

Check back for updates, details and any cancellations prior to the event.

Jul
29
Sat
Linville Gorge Summer Hike
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am
Linville Gorge Summer Hike

Hike with CTNC’s North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) crew and see where these amazing young people build, improve, and restore trails in one of Eastern America’s most scenic and rugged gorges. NCYCC crew members will lead guests on a guided hike to discuss how their work benefits this nationally designated Wilderness Area, and what is involved in constructing and maintaining safe, welcoming hiking trails that connect more people to the outdoors.

Free & open to the public.

Aug
25
Fri
Erase The Waste John’s River Cleanup
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am
Erase The Waste John's River Cleanup
Take part in this fun annual event and help clean up the river as we float. This year we head back to the lower portion of the river. Canoes & assistance provided by CBS Sports & NC Wildlife Resource Commission.
Free to FCNC members. Non-members $10.

 

Sep
16
Sat
Catawba Riverfest
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am
Catawba Riverfest

Celebrate the Catawba River at this fun annual event. Enjoy music by local bands, food, educational exhibits, nature hikes, and free mountain bike, kayak, canoe, and paddleboard demos.

Free & open to the public.

Sep
23
Sat
Guided Hike at Wildacres Retreat Center
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am
Guided Hike at Wildacres Retreat Center

CTNC partnered with Foothills Conservancy of NC to conserve the iconic Wildacres Retreat. The 1,000+ acre property contains five miles of streams and six miles of hiking trails below the dramatic Deerlick Gap Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The two-hour hike will weave through rhododendron forests, pristine streams, and scenic vistas. A picnic lunch will follow the hike.

Hosts: Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, and Wildacres Retreat.

Free & open to the public.

Oct
28
Sat
Flavors of the Foothills @ Morganton Community House
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Flavors of the Foothills @ Morganton Community House | Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Celebrate autumn’s bounty and support land and water conservation in the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills at the eighth annual Flavors of the Foothills Fall Harvest Benefit dinner and auction for Foothills Conservancy in downtown Morganton.

Details to follow.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Nov
4
Sat
Geology Hike with Steve Gurley
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am
Geology Hike with Steve Gurley

Explore the geology of Linville Falls as geologist Steve Gurley leads another informative hike. Examine rock types and composition during this moderate hike.

Free to FCNC members. Non-members $10.

Dec
2
Sat
Brews for Views Winter Membership Drive @ Granite Falls Brewing Company
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm
Brews for Views Winter Membership Drive @ Granite Falls Brewing Company | Granite Falls | North Carolina | United States

Join us for great food, beer and swag as Granite Falls Brewing hosts a winter membership drive benefiting Foothills Conservancy.