By: Anna Gedevani, Marketing Intern 2021-2022
As the North Carolina transitions into the fall weather, now is the perfect time to explore the outdoors and spend some time in nature. Here are some of my favorite trails close to campus.
OEC Trails are about a 10-minute walk from campus and feature
s a wide range of multi-use nature trails. The OEC also features an 18-hole disc golf course, volleyball and tennis courts, a bouldering wall, and a challenge course. The trails are open for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and dog walking.
Open dusk to dawn 365 days a year. Leashed pets are welcome. The Arboretum is right on campus at the corner of Cameron Ave and Raleigh St, and a great place to take a quick stroll under the changing fall leaves.
About a 10-minute drive from campus and features a variety of trails! Conveniently located near the NC Botanical Garden, which offers outdoor restorative yoga classes as well.
A paved woodland trail (0.85 miles) that connects to Merritt’s Pasture, a great open space for picnicking with friends. Merritt’s Pasture is one of my favorite spots to hang out once the weather gets cooler.
Great fall views as the leaves are changing through the forest. Features a 0.8-mile trail with a pass by Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek. Starts on campus by Ridge Rd and heads towards the Botanical Gardens.
Hope you all enjoy this amazing weather with family and friends!