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.

Bear Den Hike
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am

Hike near the Blue Ridge Parkway in McDowell County on our recently-completed 208-acre Bear Den property. The tract includes a prominent mountain ridge, streams, and cascades in close proximity to the parkway’s spectacular Bear Den Overlook. The hike is moderate after a short but steep descent. 2-3 hours.

Free to conservancy members. Non-members $10.

Beginner Birding Trip @ Catawba River Greenway, Greenlee Ford/Judges Access
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Spend a morning birding the Catawba River and Freedom Trail greenways in Morganton with experienced birders, Julia Mode and Jane Gantt. These trails are familiar for walkers as a place to exercise, but they are also a great place to spot birds! The Catawba River Greenway is featured in “The North Carolina Birding Trail: Mountain Trail Guide”. Participants should see migrating songbirds as well as summer residents. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bring water and binoculars.

Free to conservancy members. Non-members $10.

Land Trust Day + National Trails Day
Jun 3 all-day

Support your local Land Trust today! Give the gift of a greener future by donating at www.foothillsconservancy.org/donate

Foothills Conservancy has helped create or expand each of the three state parks in our eight-county region. Participate in National Trails Day activities by visiting one today:

Chimney Rock State Park
Lake James State Park
South Mountains State Park

Free and open to the public!