GetOut! Your Friday Nudge for Weekend Adventure

Yes, it rained for a few days there. The good news? It was during the week. The even better news? We’ve got a bright and sunny weekend on tap. Some ways to enjoy:

Sunday Morning Birds, Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Eno River State Park: Fews Ford Access, Durham. Ever wonder why you don’t see or hear many birds on the trail? Maybe it’s because you aren’t on the trail early enough? Not that you need to be out in the woods ridiculously early, as this program at Eno River State Park suggests. Bring your binos, see who’s flitting about on an autumn morning. Learn more and sign up here.

Hike to the Iron Ore Pit, Sunday, 2 p.m., Haw River State Park: Iron Ore Belt Access, Greensboro. As part of our GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods sessions, we like to find a bit of the past in the places we explore. When we hold the class in Greensboro (as we’re doing on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. and again on Friday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m.) our goal is to find the iron ore pit deep in the park. You’re hiking, you’re searching, you’re hiking, you’re — whoa! Very cool to see how nature recovers from a 150-year-old extraction industry. Learn more and sign up here.  

Late Fall Mushroom Identification, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Piedmont Wildlife Center, Durham. How many times have you looked at a mushroom in the woods and thought, “Well, it’s a mushroom, but beyond that … .” Fix your “Beyond that” problem with this two-hour class at the PWC in Durham. $30. Learn more and sign up here.

As always, you can find more opportunities this weekend here:

  • North Carolina State Parks have a variety of adventures planned for the weekend. Check those options here.
  • North Carolina Environmental Education Centers has an extensive calendar of what’s happening at its affiliates; check it out here.
  • You can also find more adventures right here, at

Learn more about where we spent last weekend, featured in the video, by visiting Umstead State Park and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake.

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