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Lifelong Longleaf Hike: Weymouth Woods

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 7:00am - 6:00pm

Our spring hikes will be in the land of the Longleaf Pine in partnership with the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Saving Our Savannas program series.  The Botanical Garden, with partner organizations, has developed an exciting schedule of hikes, lectures, and workshops covering the history, ecology, and culture of longleaf pine communities.  Learn more about this exciting program series at  https://ncbg.unc.edu/longleaf.

We will begin to explore the story of the Longleaf Pine at Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve in Moore County. We will spend the morning on the Weymouth Woods Tract to learn about the interesting natural history of the Longleaf Pine. In the afternoon, we will visit the virgin forest in the Boyd Tract, to learn about one of the first efforts to save our Longleaf Pine Savannas.

Please note: You will be required to enter the following information for each registrant before you can complete your registration: emergency contact, physician contact and health information (allergies, conditions, medications relevant to this field experience). Take a moment to gather this information before beginning your registration.


If the trip is full, please email Missy Chernick to be added to the waitlist.

Registration deadline: Monday, February 12 @ 7:00 AM

For additional information about this trip and other Lifelong Hikes & Adventures, contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.


  • Fee: $15 per participant; $10 per member participant.
  • Requirements: Minimum age 18.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the trip, or if cancellation is made in one of the following ways at least two weeks prior to the trip date: Either in writing via email to Missy Chernick or through the Museum box office (919.707.9950). We cannot issue credits, rain checks, or transfers for these trips.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
  • Activity Level: Easy to moderate.
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February 14
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
$15 per participant; $10 per member participant.


In the Field

Meet at Prairie Ridge, then travel to site by Museum vehicle.