Get Out! (Your Nudge for Weekend Adventure)

Every Friday, we give you a glimpse into our weekend past to give you a nudge to get out and explore the weekend future. Meaning this one.

Last weekend we spent Saturday exploring dang near all of Pilot Mountain, then Sunday we were at Little River Regional Park and Harris Lake County Park. For us this weekend we’ll be hiking a 7-mile stretch of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail along Falls Lake in Raleigh on Saturday, and doing 8 miles Sunday along the Eno River.

Learn more about Saturday’s hike and sign up to join us by going here.

Here are three other adventures going on this weekend that you might be interested in:

Saturday, 1 p.m. Lake Norman State Park (north of Charlotte): I Can Canoe and So Can You. You’ve contemplated getting into canoeing, but didn’t know where to start. Now you do, at this free, ranger-led, hour long intro to canoeing on Lake Norman. More info here.

Saturday, 8 p.m. Medoc Mountain State Park (northeast of Raleigh): Full Moon Hike. Medoc Mountain, isolated from the state’s urban light centers, is an especially great area to see the night sky. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. More info here.

Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (Wilmington area): Saltwater Fishing 101. How do you cast against an incoming tide? How do you keep your bait from washing ashore? And what is it you’ll catch, anyway? These and other questions answered at this hands-on clinic. More info here.

Also, check out the offering of hikes this weekend and through June through Hike NC, the BlueCross BlueShied of North Carolina hiking program geared toward beginning hikers, at

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