202020May

CANE CREEK MOUNTAINS NATURAL AREA OPENS MAY 22, 2020 – BY RESERVATION ONLY

BURLINGTON, N.C.– Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area opens to the public on May 22, 2020. The Pine Hill Trailhead is the first phase of development in the new park and includes 3.5 miles of trail. Hikers will enjoy rolling piedmont hills, abundant creeks and streams, and some of the best views in Alamance County. Due… Continue Reading CANE CREEK MOUNTAINS NATURAL AREA OPENS MAY 22, 2020 – BY RESERVATION ONLY

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162020Mar

All Alamance Parks Programming Is Suspended Through April 6

Beginning Monday, March 16th Alamance Parks will be suspending all recreation programming. This includes open gym and fitness center hours. This action is being taken following social distancing guidelines for the safety of the public. All park locations including Cedarock Park, Haw River Trail, and the Pleasant Grove and Eli Whitney Community Centers will remain… Continue Reading All Alamance Parks Programming Is Suspended Through April 6

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32020Mar

Alamance Parks Awarded North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant

GRAHAM, N.C.– The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund has awarded Alamance County a $470,000 grant for the development of the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area. The grant will fund the construction of an observation tower, trailhead, natural surface hiking trails, and camping facilities at the park. The Cane Creek Mountains are located 8… Continue Reading Alamance Parks Awarded North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant

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62019Nov

Alamance Parks Announces Champion Tree 2019 Winners

 Alamance Parks is pleased to recognize four new Champion Trees in Alamance County. The winners are:  New Species: Winged Elm, Ulmus alata, 249 points  Black Oak, Quercus velutina, 206.75 points  Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata, 253.75 points  New Update: Yellow Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, 352.75 points  Champion Tree of Alamance County began in 2012 and celebrates the… Continue Reading Alamance Parks Announces Champion Tree 2019 Winners

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82019Oct

6th Annual Trailathlon – October 26, 2019 – 9am

Join the Haw River Trail and the community of Saxapahaw for our Annual Trailathlon, a Haw River Trail fundraiser. This multi-sport adventure brings together families and athletes of all abilities and skill levels to enjoy the natural recreation opportunities of the Haw River corridor. The race starts with a two-mile round trip paddle on Saxapahaw… Continue Reading 6th Annual Trailathlon – October 26, 2019 – 9am

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302019Sep

Cedarock Fall Festival

Cedarock Historical Farm Saturday, October 5th, 10am-2pm Join us for family fun at the Cedarock Fall Festival! The event will be held at the Cedarock Historical Farm on October 5th from 10am-2pm. The festival offers activities for all ages, including: Hayrides Kids’ Games (With Candy and Prizes) Face Painting Horse Rides Live music from Sassafras… Continue Reading Cedarock Fall Festival

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92019Sep

Haw River Trail Run Benefiting SOAC – Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 8am

Join us for a beautiful Trail Run along the banks of the Haw River to benefit Special Olympics of Alamance County. This out and back course will give you a tour of the Sellers Falls section of the Haw River and Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The run will start and end in Red Slide Park in the… Continue Reading Haw River Trail Run Benefiting SOAC – Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 8am

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222019Aug

Alamance Parks Acquires Land to Expand Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2019 Contact Guil Johnson, Trails & Open Space Coordinator Alamance Parks (Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department) Phone: 336.229.2380 Email: guil.johnson@alamance-nc.com Alamance Parks has acquired a third land tract in the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area. The Henderson-Dixon-Steele tract totals 152.5 acres bringing the total land acquired for the natural… Continue Reading Alamance Parks Acquires Land to Expand Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area

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52019Aug

Champion Tree of Alamance County is Back!

Champion Tree of Alamance County is back! Alamance County is home to giant trees that have, against all odds, survived centuries of storms, pests, and development. These living monuments have cleaned our air, filtered our water and provided habitat for Piedmont wildlife over hundreds of years. From school grounds and city centers to backwoods and… Continue Reading Champion Tree of Alamance County is Back!

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222019Jun

Status of the Ossipee Dam in Altamahaw

This morning, the Alamance County Emergency Management Office and the AO Fire Department were alerted to water leaking from the base of the Ossipee Dam in Altamahaw. Since then, the NC Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Quality Dam Safety Division, and the State Emergency Management Office have been in contact with representatives from… Continue Reading Status of the Ossipee Dam in Altamahaw

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