Trail Work Day: Giving the mountains back their mojo


We’re so grateful to be able to call the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina our home. Our residents at The Divide are able to explore the natural rugged terrain and dive head first into all this landscape has to offer. We’re especially thankful for our Friends of Panthertown, a nearby conservation group, for their dedication to keeping this land the breathtaking oasis that it is. They can’t do it alone, though.

In order to keep the land clean, conserved, and safe for everyone, the Friends of Panthertown, in conjunction with the National Parks Service, organize Trail Work Days throughout the summer. These workdays are designed to open up the trail system to local volunteers for general clearing and maintenance. All ages are welcome (and appreciated!) and no previous trail work experience is necessary. Local residents love this opportunity to both give back to the local community while having a little fun doing it. All Trail Work Days include a complimentary 5-mile trail hike for any and all volunteers and it is encouraged to bring water, snacks, and a light lunch to enjoy between projects. It also offers the unique experience of switching up the way in which you explore the local landscape. An added bonus? You’ll meet other locals passionate about conservation.  

As we wind down from the majority of work on the trails, the final Trail Work Day is scheduled for August 31. Interested volunteers can contact the executive director of the Friends of Pantertown, Jason Kimenker, at friends@panthertown.org or call 828-269-4453.

A home at The Divide at Bald Rock offers so many unique experience opportunities to its residents. Don’t miss out on all the remarkable amenities we have to offer. Contact our main office today: 800-228-0431.

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