November 29th Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC

This is a new program for those looking to get involved but with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. We’re looking for folks to visit a set of selected trail heads to re-stock Bartram Trail information cards, complete a trail […]

December 2nd – Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Outdoor 76 Franklin, NC 35 East Main Street, Franklin, NC

In appreciation for your volunteerism this past year, we will be holding our annual volunteer appreciation dinner at Franklin's Outdoor 76 Rock House Lodge on Friday, December 2nd, 5-7 PM.  If you've volunteered with us this past year, we hope you'll join us for an evening of food, fun, and beverages!

December 10th Second Saturday Work Day

Warwoman Dell

We are planning to work out of Warwoman Dell again for this trail maintenance workday, possibly working between Courthouse Gap and Rabun Bald. Volunteers should plan to meet at Warwoman Dell to figure out shuttling. If we have enough folks, we may break into 2 groups to cover a little more trail. Check the weather […]

Bartram Trail Photo Exhibit: Listening to the Land at The Bascom

The Bascom 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC

Listening to the Land is a nine-month photography exploration of the Bartram Trail near Highlands, NC. Influenced by the legacy of William Bartram, photographers of all levels will be invited to enter an intimate world where the landscape is alive and waiting to be met, understood, and loved. Through workshops and dynamic online engagement, Kinship […]

December 16th Third Friday Work Day

Beegum Gap Sky Valley, GA

This Friday, December 16th, we will be working the Georgia section of the Bartram Trail just below Rabun Bald. We will meet at 9am at the bottom of the access trail at Beegum Gap and hike in a bit to begin work. More detailed directions will be provided to those who are going to join […]

December 27th Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC

This is a new program for those looking to get involved but with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. We’re looking for folks to visit a set of selected trail heads to re-stock Bartram Trail information cards, complete a trail […]

December 30th Walking With Bartram – Section 3: Warwoman Dell to Wilson Gap

Warwoman Dell

***RSVP for this hike is closed as of 12/20. We've had great interest in these hikes, which is wonderful! But, logistics and planning for this can only support so many folks. We are working on how we can expand these hiking opportunities. One more time to get out of the house and add a great […]

January 14th, 2023: Second Saturday Workday – Wallace Branch to William’s Pulpit

Wallace Branch 1719 Ray Cove Rd, Franklin, North Carolina

The location for this workday will be up near William's Pulpit, meeting at the Wallace Branch trailhead. We'll bring the tools and materials needed. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. We’ll start at 9AM and wrap up at 3pm. If you’re new […]

January 20th, 2023: Third Friday Workday

Beegum Gap Sky Valley, GA

This Friday we'll be working the Bartram Trail below Rabun Bald, meeting at the trailhead for Beegum Gap at 9AM. We’ll bring the tools and materials needed. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. We’ll start at 9AM and wrap up at 3pm. […]

January 27, 2023 Walking With Bartram – Section 4: Wilson Gap to Hale Ridge Road

Hale Ridge Road

1/11/2023 UPDATE: RSVP for this hike is closed. We are currently looking into offering an additional hike to accommodate interest in these. Joins us for section 4 in North Georgia from Wilson Gap to Hale Ridge Road, right at the North Carolina border. This is the final section in North Georgia before heading into the […]

January 31st, 2023: Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC

This is a new program for those looking to get involved but with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. We’re looking for folks to visit a set of selected trail heads to re-stock Bartram Trail information cards, complete a trail […]

February 1st, 2023: Invasive Species Removal – Garlic Mustard!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Apparently the recent freezing temps have killed back the early sprouts that would have made these easier to spot and pull. We're discussing rescheduling this in early April. Stay tuned! More details to follow on this one, but we will be working with the USFS and an invasive species […]