Barkin’ with Bartram

Appletree Campground Topton, NC

UPDATE: With all the recent rain (and the forecast calling for more), trail/river conditions are not looking good for our 4-legged friends tomorrow (10/8)! Soggy, slick trails + pulling dogs are not a good combination — and swollen rivers aren’t safe for pup swims either…. I am going to attempt a re-do on SUNDAY, November […]

American Chestnut Reading

Cowee School 51 Cowee School Dr., Franklin, NC

Join us on November 12th as we welcome Donald Davis, author of The American Chestnut: An Environmental History as he closes his promotional tour at Cowee School/Macon Arts and Heritage Center. Davis will be hosting a reading of his new book with copies available for purchase. Information about the author and a link to the book […]


Second Saturday Work Day – November

Hickory Knut Gap Road

October 9th and November 13th Second Saturdays: Youth Days! These work trips are in partnership with the Macon County STEM program and are part of our youth recruitment strategy for our paid 2022 Youth Conservation Corp Summer crews. All volunteers are welcome and needed! We'll be working at Wallace Branch on October 9th and Jones […]

Walking with Bartram – November

Hickory Knut Gap Road

For this month's "Walking with Bartram" we will be hiking Jones Gap to Hickory Knoll Road, a distance of 10 miles. The hike follows the spine of the Fishhawk Mountain Range, with incredible views, and a long descent at the end. We will meet at 8:30 AM at Hickory Knoll Road and shuttle to Jones […]

Third Friday Work Day – November

Earl's Ford

This Friday's Third Work Day will be on the Georgia section of the Bartram Trail. Meet at Earl's Ford Road/Bartram Trail Head at 9:00 am.

Second Saturday Work Day – December

This month we'll be working from Osage Overlook to Hale Ridge Road.  9-3 PM. Bring lunch, water, gloves, any meds you might need, and esprit de corps. Weather make-up day: Sunday, December 12th.

Walking With Bartram – December

This month is a different kind of trail experience. We'll be "hiking" part of the Bartram Trail that is a road walk, but on to the new proposed route through downtown Franklin.  We'll walk to the Franklin Greenway via the County Recreation Park and end up at Lazy Hiker Brewing. 7 miles.

Second Saturday Work Day, January 8th

Osage Overlook 4594 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC

This month we'll be picking up where we left off in December on the Osage to Hale Ridge road section of the trail. Work includes tread repair, brushcutting, and signage. We'll be providing a great hot lunch for everyone as well!


Third Friday Work Day – January 21st

Warwoman Dell

This Friday's work day depends on the winter storm and the need for assessment. Our plan is to meet at Warwoman Dell but look for an update on Thursday late afternoon!


Walking with Bartram -Tuesday, January 25th

Wallace Branch 1719 Ray Cove Rd, Franklin, North Carolina

This month we'll start the Wayah Bald to Wallace Branch section by walking from Harrison Gap to Wallace Branch, a distance of about seven miles. It's mostly downhill but does follow the ridgeline so there is some up and down. We'll meet at Wallace Branch trail head to set the shuttle at 9AM. Additional info […]


February 12, Second Saturday Volunteer Work Day

Hickory Knut Gap Road

This second Saturday is a Youth Volunteer Day (15-18) in coordination with the Macon County STEM program. This is our third for the current school year and is critical for recruitment for our Summer YCC employment program. Adults needed too! We will be meeting at the end of Hickory Knut Gap Road near the Bartram […]