Colorful Trails Hiking Series is morning program featuring 6 different hikes where you'll have the opportunity to explore the beautifully diverse landscape of Franklin County and lend your eye to help identify trees of interest. Our master naturalist will ensure we stay in the right family of trees. Guided hikes will be held every Tuesday from October 16 through November 20. Hikers of all skill-levels are welcome.
Jamison Mill Park at Philpott Lake - 4 mile hike (Moderate)
October 23 (9 am - 1 pm
Franklin County's newest park, this beautiful 300-acre park has a wonderful network of interconnected trails along the quiet banks of Philpott Lake with beautiful ridge top vistas. On this hike you will see what still remains of the Bob Carter home site, explore the park, and gain the confidence needed to hit the trails on our own time.
Online registration is available. Ages 10 & up must be accompanied by an adult 18+. Complimentary shuttle will be provided for most hikes or participants can meet at the trail head. Time indicates shuttle from the Essig Recreation Center, 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount and estimated time of return
Cost is $7 per hike or $30 for all 6 hikes. For more information, visit PlayFranklinCounty.com or call (540) 483-9293.