Tag Archives: GetHiking!

90 Second Escape: GetHiking! at White Pines Nature Preserve

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

This weekend: All paths lead to good times

Not the boat you'll be touring the Scuppernong, but a boat with keen significance to the area.

Leave the driving to a park ranger on a boat trip up the Scuppernong River, hike Hanging Rock with GetHiking! Triangle, or hike into history in the Swannanoa Valley.

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Pettigrew State Park offers frequent tours of the Scuppernong River. Usually, those tours are by canoe, a great way to experience the Scuppernong but not everyone’s cup of tea-colored water. Saturday, the park lets you leave the paddling to others on its afternoon Scuppernong River Tour.  One advantage: without having to deal with navigation you can focus on the waterway’s abundant wildlife and natural beauty. read more

90 Second Escape: Let the Fall Hiking Season Begin

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb. read more

This weekend: GetHiking! with us

You could practically hear the wolves start to howl as the sun sets over Lake Waccamaw — if there were wolves at the lake.

Start your weekend Friday evening with a Friday the 13th evening wander around Lake Waccamaw, then spend what promises to be a glorious Saturday high in the mountains at the Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day, or join us in Raleigh at Umstead State Park and get hiking — with our new GetHiking! Triangle program. read more

GetHiking! Take a hike with us

For nearly four years, we’ve been telling you about how you can be more active. Now, we’re going to take you out and show you.

In September, we’ll launch our GetHiking! program in partnership with Great Outdoor Provision Co. Throughout the fall, GetHiking! will conduct weekly hikes, most in the Triangle, some to North Carolina’s more distant hiking treasures. Our goal is two-fold. One, to take those of you who have only dreamed of hiking — or perhaps dabbled in it — and give you the tools and experience to become bonafide hikers. And if you already like to get out on the trail, we hope to expand your hiking horizons by exposing you to places you may not know about. And, there’s the chance to win free hiking gear! Beginner or intermediate, GetHiking! is for you. read more