52019Nov

Champion Tree 2019 Winners Announced

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… Champion Tree 2019 Winners Announced

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92019Sep

Haw River Trail Run Benefiting Special Olympics Alamance County

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… Haw River Trail Run Benefiting Special Olympics Alamance County

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222019Aug

Cane Creek Mountains Land Acquisition

Alamance Parks Acquires Land to Expand Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area 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 area to approximately 620 acres. This property once hosted the Pioneer Camp, a popular summer… Cane Creek Mountains Land Acquisition

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12019Aug

Champion Tree

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… Champion Tree

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22018Nov
Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the parks! The weather is crisp and cool and the changing leaves create beautiful scenery and photo opportunities. We encourage you to enjoy one of the many trails and outdoor recreation opportunities at Cedarock Park, the Pleasant Grove and Eli Whitney Community Centers, and along the Haw River Trail. Capture… Fall Foliage

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282018Sep
Farm to Table 2018

Farm to Table 2018

On September 24-25, Cedarock Park welcomed approximately 900 area students for the annual Farm-to-Table Program. This event is sponsored by the Alamance County Agri-Business Committee and is a unique opportunity for students to learn about agriculture in Alamance County at no charge to the students. 4th-graders from all over Alamance County came to Cedarock Park for… Farm to Table 2018

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312018Aug
Pollinator Plot at Cedarock Park

Pollinator Plot at Cedarock Park

The pollinator plot, shown above, is sponsored by the Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation District. This acre of sunflowers, cowpeas and buckwheat drew a lot of attention from visitors and was very popular with area photographers during the late summer. The project is a part of a statewide conservation restoration initiative known as Butterfly… Pollinator Plot at Cedarock Park

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22017Feb
Civil War Trail Alamance County

Civil War Trail Alamance County

The Civil War Trails is a historic preservation organization based in Virginia, which works with communities in numerous states including North Carolina to help preserve the heritage of the American Civil War. This past month, the Civil War Trails organization began overhauling longstanding and worn Civil War Trail interpretive markers across numerous states, which designate… Civil War Trail Alamance County

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