What we're about

Enjoy outdoor activities with other outdoor enthusiasts. If you're looking for a group to hike, walk, bike (road, greenway, trails, or single track), kayak, ski, sail, fish, boat, or some other outdoor activity during the week, join us. Most activities are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on weekdays. But the group offers outdoor activities every day of the week. The group is not focused on any particular activity. We do a lot of different activities on a relaxed level. Members range in age from their 20's to 70's with the majority of members being in their 40's, 50's, and 60's. Reference the group "Calendar" for past and upcoming activities. While members are welcomed to bring adult guests, unless specifically noted, the events are not suitable for children or dogs.

Since we are looking to keep the group full of active people, we do remove members who are not utilizing the events offered. Members will be removed as follows:

If they have attended 0 or 1 event, but none in the past 6 months

If they have attended 2-4 events, but none in the past 9 months

If they have attended 5 or more events, but none in the past 12 months

Members who have been deleted are able to rejoin at any time.

Upcoming events (4+)

Company Mill Trail + Inspiration Loop or multi-use depending on trail condition

Umstead State Park—Reedy Creek Entrance

We'll hike Company Mill Trail + Inspiration Loop. This will be about 6 miles, (or a tiny bit more.) The trail is a foot path, with plenty of roots and rocks, and some hills. Pace will be about 3 mph.
Forecast looks nice!
The trail is on the I-40, Harrison Ave. entrance to Umstead Park.

This hike is posted with another meetup group, so there will probably be others attending who are not part of this meetup group.

Farm Loop plus field and garden loop Joyner Park Wake Forest Paved 60 degrees

E. Carroll Joyner Park

Total Miles 3.2 miles

All paved trails
At park entrance Go 2/10th of a mile to parking entrance to your right.
Meeting covered area where park map is at entrance to parking lot.
To the left is an orange 0.00 mile marker trail loop
To the right is a Kids in the Park information display
Grey hair male dressed in orange
Cellphone number[masked]

Please if you are a first time going 2 miles there are park benches

We may do the Field and Garden Loop 1 mile

Farm Loop 2.2 miles Circling the perimeter of the property, the park’s longest trail allows you to experience a variety of spectacular views. Pass through the streamside woodlands, along the southern edge of the pecan grove, across the high meadows and through the heavy tree canopy of the mixed forest while sneaking views of the pond. This trail shows you the magnificent natural beauty of E. Carroll Joyner Park.

Field&Garden Loop 1 mile This gentle one-mile loop takes you to the highest spot in the park where on a clear day you can see the tall spire of Binkley Chapel rising above the treetops in the distance. As you enter the shade of the pecan grove, let the stone wall be your guide as it leads you along the meadow’s edge to the high spot in the west meadow. Watch for butterflies and rabbits crossing your path between the meadow and the forest

Love Baskets and Toy Giveaway / Limit of 12

Helping Hand Mission

Helping Hands Mission Love Baskets; Packing love baskets and toys for the needy from 1 pm to 4:00 pm in Raleigh. 2: 30 Pm is give way time. Children are welcome. Bring extra boxes small enough to fit food for a family of four to have a meal, plastic grocery bags and Packing tape/Teenage presents are in short supply sometimes/Dress for to be outdoors. Directions: 440 Beltline to Rock Quarry Road exit north, 4/10 mile turn at two left lanes to stay on Rock Quarry Road. Helping Hands Mission is the white building on the right 1-mile from the 440 beltline. 623 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh. Call[masked] for additional directions.

Helping Hands Mission email [masked]

Helping Hands Mission website helpinghandmission.org

Hike 3.6 to 4 miles along Neuse River

12030 Old Falls of Neuse Rd

Hike 3.6 to 4 miles along Neuse River
Christmas Day
Look for Grey Haired man next to Silver Camry[masked]:10 am hike will start
Must RSVP due to limited parking spaces

From US 1 Either North or South Go East on NC 98 toward Durham at Your first intersection light Northpark Street and Carolina Ale House is on your left. Retail drive is on your right. In .7 miles turn left on Old Falls of Neuse. Go 2.7 miles across the bridge and take immediate left 12030 Falls of Neuse Road. Go 1/10th of a mile to parking lot

Coming from Durham NC 98, take a right on Old Falls of Neuse. Go 2.7 miles across the bridge and take immediate left 12030 Falls of Neuse Road. Go 1/10th of a mile to parking lot

If coming from North Raleigh Remember 12030 Falls of Neuse is just before the Bridge, if you see a bicycle rental the bike guy or the dam, you have missed your turn.
​​We are not meeting at the bathrooms, but we will go there first

Past events (3,130)

AFTER THE RAIN—Bike and Bridle Trail Hike

William B. Umstead State Park

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