Date: Sunday, January 1st
Time: Starting at 1:00pm
Where: SAHC Community Farm
Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate. Several inclines are present on the trail.
Cost: Free for Members. $10 for non-members.
Help the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy kick off our 2023 Winter Hiking Challenge on the first day of the new year at our beautiful Community Farm! Accrue miles for the challenge along our Discovery Trial or come out just for the fun of catching fresh air with new friends. You do not need to be a part of the challenge to attend this tour.
Our Community Farm is a 140-acre educational and working farm just outside Asheville. The farm is a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural production. Highlighted by our stream restoration project, shortleaf pine reforestation project, farm incubator program, and education center, there is always something new to see.
Participants will hike The Discovery Trail in a 3-mile loop allowing us to view all of the amazing farm projects before returning to our education center. Participants are welcome to bring a packed lunch to enjoy while overlooking the entire farm and surrounding mountains. This tour will likely be cold so please plan accordingly with warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and water.
Please note that our Community Farm is an active farm not open to the public unless accompanied by SAHC staff. To ensure safety, staff capacity, and a positive experience for everyone involved it is critical that ALL hike participants pre-register for events before visiting the farm. You will receive an email with specific information about where to meet on the farm and other necessary details. If you do not receive this email, as well as a confirmation email following your registration, we do not have you registered for the hike. The majority of this hike is not disability accessible.
If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.