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Explore the natural environments of Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. This group is dedicated to people who enjoy the great outdoors and want to spend some time hiking, exploring, while talking about our surroundings.

Upcoming events (4+)

Eastway - Fall Bird Walk

Eastway Regional Recreation Center

Grab a pair of binoculars and explore the habitats around Eastway Regional Recreation Center. Up in the trees and down in the fields, we will search for birds that call our parks home. Don't have binoculars? No problem, they will be provided. Please be prepared to walk over a mile on uneven terrain. Meet in the Nature Room of Eastway Regional Recreation Center at 3150 Eastway Park Dr. Charlotte, NC. Must register in advance at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114793
Ages 18 and up
Free
9-10:30am

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation follows all CDC guidelines and Governor’s orders. Participants are expected to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors when participants are less than 6’ apart. At that time, we will ask everyone to wear a mask. If you need an accommodation or modification, please contact Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services at [masked].

Hike for Your Health

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Get outside, get moving, get healthy! Fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people are included! This is a medium to fast pace walk. Meet at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. Must register in advance at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114772
Ages 12 and up • FREE •

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation follows all CDC guidelines and Governor’s orders. Participants are expected to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors when participants are less than 6’ apart. At that time, we will ask everyone to wear a mask. If you need an accommodation or modification, please contact Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services at [masked].

Nature Mindfulness and Moving Meditation

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Drop your mind, feel physical tension melt away and connect to yourself and mother earth in this outdoor experience. Gentle walking and seated meditation, sensory engagement, yoga inspired poses, focus on breath and inspiring readings will be included. No experience needed. All levels of engagement encouraged *This class takes place outside and is weather dependent* Adult participation required if under 18. Must register in advance at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114776
Ages 16 and up
$5

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation follows all CDC guidelines and Governor’s orders. Participants are expected to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors when participants are less than 6’ apart. At that time, we will ask everyone to wear a mask. If you need an accommodation or modification, please contact Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services at [masked].

BioDiversity Hike @ Morrow Mountain State Park

Morrow Mountain State Park

This month we will head to one of our closest State Parks and wander throughout the ancient hills. We will meander through the trails and along the water ways as we take in all of the biodiversity to be found. This will be a hike of 6 - 8 miles on uneven terrain with many stops along the way. Adult participation required if under 18. Meet at 49104 Morrow Mountain Road; Albemarle, NC 28001. Must register in advance at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114784
Ages 16 and up
FREE
9am to 3pm

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation follows all CDC guidelines and Governor's orders. Participants are expected to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors when participants are less than 6' apart. At that time, we will ask everyone to wear a mask. If you need an accommodation or modification, please contact Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services at [masked].

Past events (1,513)

Nature Mindfulness and Moving Meditation

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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