White Pines Nature Preserve, Sanford

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This is part of the Triangle Land Conservancy. It is about 15 minutes from Sanford along the banks of a river. Access is by a gravel road that ends in a small parking area. There are several...  more »
  • It was a warm day when we visited the preserve and there were quite a few bugs along the river trail. I still enjoyed the hike but next time I will go when it's cool. The preserve covers 275 acres.....  more »
  • Multiple trails from the parking area are well-marked and maintained. Trails will intersect at different points which allows the visitor to extend the hike or return to the lot. There is a quick trail to a canoe drop-off point and launch area. Lookout points have benches. We liked the elevation changes and various White Pines towering into the canopy. There is an Eastern Ironwood tree along one of the paths. Look for it !
  • They have added a new parking area and additional trails, now totaling about 7-8 miles. Was a bit wet in places but with record rainfall the last year was not bad and will soon dry completely. TLC has done a nice job of keeping the land as natural looking as possible while establishing a trail system for for a variety of different uses. Looking forward to seeing the rhododendrons blooming in May and being able to get on the lower trails along Rocky River... Great to have these areas being preserved for future generations. Thanks to TLC and Chatham County, as well as all other interested persons who have made this and other nature preserves possible.

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