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If you had a surprise day off work tomorrow, what would you WANT do? Would you want to kayak on Mt. Island Lake? Ride an Off-Road Segway on the forest trails at Latta Nature Preserve? Hike up Mt. Mitchell? SUP and chill? Marvel at the sensory explosion that is a Full Moon hike? Latta Outdoor Adventures is the group where people just like you come to find out what Outdoor Adventures are being offered RIGHT NOW at Latta Nature Preserve! We will keep you posted on all the programs for age 12 to Adult. Some are FREE meet-ups. Some cost a few bucks. Don’t have your own gear? No problem. That’s why we are here. Book a tour with us and let the Outdoor Recreation Specialists at Latta do the heavy lifting, literally. If you want to meet-up for ANY of our programs call Latta Nature Center to sign up (980)314-7878 or sign up on-line at parkandrec.com (calling is easier plus you get to talk to Courtney or David). Have an idea for an adventure that isn’t on our meet-ups? Tell us what you want to do and let’s do it! You can even book a private program tailored in (almost) any way imaginable. So what are you waiting for? Don’t waste that day off!

Upcoming events (4+)

Saturday Hike and Trivia

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Stretch your legs before you stretch your mind! We will take a 1.5 hour-long hike before playing trivia behind the new nature center. Expect some hills and rocky trails, this will be a moderate hike. Bring a group or just yourself - either way you are guaranteed to make some friends!

Ages 18 and up - FREE

Sunday Nature Seekers: Piedmont Prairie Exploration

Quest at Latta Nature Preserve

Pre-registration is required. To register go to the following link:

Explore Latta Nature Preserve with a naturalist! Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we hike along the prairie, hop over the stream, and enjoy a view of the lake.

Ages 18 and up – FREE

Seasonal Nature Crafting

Quest at Latta Nature Preserve

Gather in nature with a group of creative individuals and relax with a fun, seasonally themed craft! Light refreshments provided.

Ages 18 and up - $4

Get OUT Hike

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Join us for a LGBTQ+ friendly hike. This is a great opportunity to meet some new friends and enjoy time in the outdoors. We will end our hike with a campfire to warm up. We will meet on the front lawn of the Old Latta Nature Center. Feel free to bring a chair to join us around the campfire.

Ages 18 and up – FREE

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Cowans Ford Hike- event full!

Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge

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