July 26 Trail Head Tuesday Volunteer Event

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 […]

August 13th Second Saturday Work Day: Harrison Gap to Wayah Bald

We will be working the section between Harrison Gap an Wayah Bald. Brent Martin will be out of town for this volunteer day and we are fortunate to have Jim Chance taking lead. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. We'll start at […]

August 19th Third Friday Work Day

Location details TBD. We look to trail condition reports and consider larger improvement projects when choosing our workday locations. 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 to trail maintenance or just […]

August 26th – Walking With Bartram: Cheoah Bald to Beechertown

Beechertown Trailhead Wayah Road, Topton, NC

Please join us for this last official section of our section-hike-through from Cheoah Bald to Beechertown the trailhead. This section will be about 7.5 miles in total. We've planned this section for the least amount of backtracking and elevation gain, but it will still be an interesting hike. We're planning to meet at the Beechertown […]

August 30th Trail Head Tuesday Volunteer Event

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 […]

Ecopoetry from the Great Smokies – A Discussion with Loss Glazier on his book “Transparent Mountain”

Cowee School 51 Cowee School Dr., Franklin, NC

Join us for the third discussion in the Bartram Environmental Writer's Series, Ecopoetry from the Great Smokies - A Discussion with Loss Glazier on his book "Transparent Mountain". This Friday, September 2nd at 2pm, local author and poet Loss Glazier and Brent Martin of Alarka Expeditions and Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy will hold a […]

Cherokee / Franklin Camp Talk with Lamar Marshall

Macon County Public Library 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC

Historian Lamar Marshall's talk will focus on the earliest history of the Old Campground and its evolution as a public meeting place for early church meetings and its eventual location as a prison camp. It is very likely, though not proven yet, that Cherokees transported from Fort Lindsay to Camp Dudley in or very near […]

September 10th Second Saturday Work Day

Wallace Branch 1719 Ray Cove Rd, Franklin, North Carolina

This second Saturday came around fast and we hope you'll come out to volunteer. We'll be clearing trail and repairing tread on the Harrison Gap to Wallace Branch section in preparation for The Naturalist race coming up on October 1st. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need […]

September 16th Third Friday Work Day

Sandy Ford

This Friday we will be working the Bartram Trail from its crossing on Sandy Ford Road in Georgia. We'll meet at the intersection of Sandy Ford Road and Warwoman Road at 9AM. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. We'll start at 9AM […]

September 27: 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 […]

September 30 – Walking With Bartram Wrap-up Hike

Cowee Town and Alarka Laurel 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC

We hope anyone who came along with us on this journey over the past 16 months can join us. If you're thinking about joining us for the next round of section hikes, this event is open to anyone. Join us for this special wrap-up to our section hikes of Bartram Trail that we completed in […]