In February 2021, Alamance Parks, The Conservation Fund, and Piedmont Land Conservancy announced the addition of 432 acres to the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area located in Snow Camp. The property, known as the Sizemore addition nearly doubled the size of the Natural Area, bringing it to roughly 1,000 acres of County-owned, protected, publicly accessible land.
Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area opened to the public in May of 2020, providing access to Alamance County’s largest state-significant natural heritage area. The new addition will expand hiking trails and opportunities for nature exploration.
“This acquisition protects one of the most unique and beautiful places in the Piedmont,” said Brian Baker, director of Alamance Parks. “Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area will be a tremendous boost to the health and happiness of Alamance County citizens as well as our local economy. We cannot wait to share this unspoiled land with the people of North Carolina.”
Partners, including Alamance Parks, The Conservation Fund, and Piedmont Land Conservancy, helped establish the Natural Area. About halfway between the growing Piedmont Triad and Research Triangle regions, conserved open space like the Cane Creek Mountains is critical for wildlife habitat, ecological value, and water quality for local communities.
The development of the park will continue over the next several years. Upon completion, the park will include an observation tower, camping facilities, a wildlife observation area, and more!
To read the full press release, visit The Conservation Fund’s website.