Listening to the Land: Reimagining the Bartram Trail – Free Public Reception

The Bascom 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, United States

Listening to the Land is a visual exploration of the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail, or Bartram National Recreational Trail, that features photography and photo-based installations by thirty-two artists. The photographs featured in this resonant and varied exhibition celebrate the region's rich biodiversity while honoring each person's unique relationship with the land. Drawing inspiration from Bartram's […]

Trail Maintenance Skills Workshop

Appletree Campground Topton, NC, United States

We're excited to partner with the Nantahala Hiking Club and Appalachian Trail Conservancy to offer a trail maintenance and leadership training workshop on October 14-15. This workshop will be held at Appletree Campground with camping available on Friday and Saturday nights. Limited spots are available free of charge to volunteers and members. We'd be happy […]

Geologic Hike to Scaly Mountain with Dr. Dan Pittillo

Hickory Knut Gap Road

We're in for a special short hike and grateful for Dr. Dan Pittillo to be able to lead us and share his thoughts and understanding on the geologic history and current activity of these wonderful southern Appalachians. You may be surprised to learn these mountains are still rising! We're planning to meet at the Hickory […]

Bartram Foragers Series Special Beer Release and Fundraiser

Lazy Hiker Brewing

Come on down to this Bartram Foragers Series Special Beer Release and Fundraiser at Lazy Hiker Brewing on October 19th. Bartramites will have met up and explored the reaches of Macon County for fresh fall ingredients and delivered them to the brewmasters at Lazy Hiker. Using their superpowers and wonderful wizardry, they will have added […]

October 20th Third Friday Workday

Please consider joining us for our October 20th, Third Friday Workday from 9am to 3pm. Location TBD, we’ll update with more details closer to the event date. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. If you’re new to trail maintenance or just want […]

October 31st 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 all the tricks and treats left behind at the Bartram trailheads. This is a program for those looking to get involved but with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer […]