April 15, Third Friday Georgia Trail Work Day

Beegum Gap Sky Valley, GA

Third Friday work day is upon us and this coming Friday we will meet at Beegum Gap, which is the approach trail to Rabun Bald, and divide into two groups, with one group driving around to Hale Ridge Road and working to the group coming from Beegum Gap. We will meet at Beegum Gap at […]

April 29, Walking with Bartram – Wayah Bald to Lake Nantahala

Lake Nantahala

This spectacular seven mile hike begins at the summit of Wayah Bald and descends over seven miles to Lake Nantahala. Birding, botany, and incredible views are highlights. We'll meet at the BT parking area where the BT comes out on Wayah Road by Lake Nantahala. Bring lunch, plenty of water, clothgin for the forecast and […]

May 14th, Second Saturday Work Day

Lake Nantahala

This Saturday we will be working from Sawmill Gap to Lake Nantahala, a distance of 3.7 miles. We will meet at Lake Nantahala trail head at 9AM to set the shuttle to the top and try to wrap up by 3PM. If we have enough volunteers, we will have a crew that can start from […]

May 18th, Walking with Bartram – Lake Nantahala to Appletree Campground

Appletree Campground Topton, NC

This hike picks up from last month's Wayah Bald to Lake Nantahala hike. It's .7 miles on Wayah Road before entering the forest for another 5 miles to Appletree. The trail follows old road beds and skirts the upper gorge for spectacular views of the lake and the river. We meet at 9 AM at […]

May 20, Third Friday Work Day

Chattooga River access highway 76

This Friday we will be on the Chattooga River Trail, starting on highway 76 east of Clayton. This trail is a long connector trail to the Bartram at Sandy Ford and is a beautiful section on the river. We will meet at the parking area on the South Carolina side of the river. Please bring […]

June 7, Botany & Bartram Hike at Foxfire

Foxfire 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA

During Foxfire's Native Plant Week, Brent Martin of the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy will lead a two-mile walk exploring the rich flora and fauna of Foxfire, and discuss the 18th century naturalist William Bartram’s travels through the area in May of 1775. Participants will learn basic birding techniques and bird species in the area, […]

June 8: Birding With Bartram: Jones Gap

Jones Gap, Bartram Trail https://www.google.com/maps/place/NC+Bartram+Trail:+Jones+Gap+Trailhead/@35.0760583,-83.3229595,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88592112cb247d9b:0xd134ff4fd7b08cc7!8m2!3d35.0760583!4d-83.2879352

One of the best birding and botany spots on the Bartram Trail. We'll talk a bit about Bartram's role in American ornithology and see some great diversity of neotropical songbirds.We'll meet at Jones Gap at 8AM and bird until 1030. All levels of experience welcome. Binoculars necessary. Led by Brent Martin.  

June 10: Boating with Bartram: Riverside Dr. to Tassee Shelter – FULL! Please contact us at info@ncbartramtrail.org to join the waiting list.

Riverside Drive Riverside Drive, Franklin, NC

If you haven't accomplished the road walk between Hickory Knoll and Wallace Branch, here's a fantastic alternative. We'll kayak from Riverside Drive near Hickory Knoll and take out at Tassee Shelter on the Little Tennessee Greenway. This is an easy eight mile paddle but some kayaking experience is necessary. Bring your own Kayak or rent […]

June 11th, Second Saturday Workday – Appletree Campground

Appletree Campground Topton, NC

This Saturday we'll be working out of Appletree Campground towards Beechertown. The trail has had a lot of storm damage and also needs brushing out and lopping. 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 3. […]

June 17 th, Third Friday Work Day – Hickory Knoll Road and Warwoman Dell

Hickory Knoll Road 1369 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC

This Friday we'll be moving the old stone steps from the old Hickory Knoll trailhead to their new home at Warwoman Dell. We will be incorporating the stones into the Bartram Trail at the steep section where it leaves the Dell and heads up to the road crossing. It is going to be a hot […]

June 24 Walking with Bartram – Appletree Campground to Nantahala River

Piercy Creek Trail

Join us for another Walking with Bartram series hike. We're getting closer to completing the full Bartram Trail and then we're planning on doing it again! This month we'll be starting at Appletree Campground and walking a little over five miles to Piercy Creek and then 1.5 miles down the Piercy Creek trail to Wayah […]