bartram trail

April 19th Third Friday Workday

Please consider joining us for our April 19th, Third Friday Workday! We're going to be meeting at the Big Bear Shelter in Franklin at 9am and spreading some rock on the berm there. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. If you’re new […]

April 19th: Chattooga River to Foothills Trail

Russell Bridge

Join Michelle Stephens for a Spring hike along the Chattooga River Trail to the junction of the Foothills Trail. This is a moderate 10 mile in and out hike along the Chattooga River in the Sumter National Forest. We will begin at the Russell Bridge parking lot at 9am and hike to Liglog and Pigpen […]

April 21st: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain

Macon Plaza 155 Macon Plaza Drive, Franklin, NC, United States

Spring wildflowers, a wildlife meadow, and views are highlights of this moderate forest hike of 4.6 miles round trip. A steep but short spur trail up Whiterock Mountain offers some especially stunning views of Tessentee Valley and the Nantahala mountains. The overall elevation gain is modest with a few steep, rocky sections both on the […]

April 23rd: Full Moon Hike

Fairgrounds Kiosk 1436 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC, United States

Join Star Henderson to hike the Bartram Trail through Franklin on this April's full moon. We'll take the new route through the Fairgrounds and Rec Park, continuing down Allman Drive, through the Cartoogechaye Creek meadow, onto the Little Tennessee Greenway to Big Bear, then continue down Main Street Franklin to the Lazy Hiker for refreshment […]

April 26th Walking with Bartram

Warwoman Dell

Join us for April's Walking with Bartram hike! We'll be hiking the 8.5 mile section from Wilson Gap to Warwoman Dell. This hike will cover some beautiful country as we pass Becky Branch Falls, Martin Creek, Pinnacle knob, and much more to experience in between. We will be meeting at 9am at Warwoman Dell to […]

April 30th Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC, United States

We’ll plan to meet at First United Methodist Church in Franklin at 1pm before heading out to clean up at Bartram Trail trailheads. This is a program for those looking to get involved with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. […]

“And So I Run” Discussion with Author Anne Jobe

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

Please join us Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. We're looking forward to hosting this intimate discussion with long-distance runner and author, Anne Jobe. Anne Jobe is one of the authors in Blood Sweat Tears. This is a soon to be released collection of short stories by women […]

May 18th: Naturalizing the Nantahala

Come out on Saturday, May 18th to slow down and explore the natural wonders of the Nantahala mountains. We'll be taking our time, smelling the plants, hearing the birds, tracking the critters, and learning from each other and from the environment. Along with what you would normally take with you into the woods, feel free […]