Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! We’ll check out one of Weymouth Woods’ satellite properties, the Paint Hill tract, on this 2-mile hike. This property has more elevation change than much of the Sandhills, as well as a rare plant called Pyxie-moss that blooms in winter. We’ll meet at the Visitor Center and caravan a mile and a half to the other property.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! Enjoy a 2-mile hike with a Ranger to see the different habitats within the longleaf pine forest. Come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! Meet over at the Weymouth Center at 555 E. Connecticut Ave in Southern Pines for a 1-mile hike through old growth longleaf pine forest. You’ll meet the oldest known living longleaf pine in the world as well as the former state champion longleaf!
This Veteran's Day, join area veterans for a walk at Weymouth Woods to commemorate their service and honor their sacrifices. Those with mobility issues are encouraged to socialize with participating veterans at the Visitor Center. Co-sponsored by Team Red, White, and Blue.
Juncos and kinglets and sapsuckers, oh my! Come join us for an afternoon bird walk to learn about which feathered friends from the north will be spending their winter with us.
Winter is coming! Join our “Wildlings” program series (geared for 6 to 10-year-olds) this weekend as we learn how different animals make it through these cold winter months. Then we’ll head outside to build our own little dens to sleep in till spring!
Learn why, when and how controlled burns are conducted at Weymouth Woods.
This is a very active time of year for owls. Come learn about these night flyers as we read a book, play some games, and make a craft. All activities will be geared towards 3 to 5-year-olds and meant for parents to do with their children.
December 3rd is “Make a Gift Day”, so come out to Weymouth Woods and make a natural wreath for a loved one! Conserving the Longleaf ecosystem regularly requires the removal of certain trees and shrubs, so we’ll provide ecologically harvested limbs and vines for you to turn into a work of art for the holiday season!
Southbound bird migration is a phenomenon that occurs each Fall. We will discuss what we know about bird movement at this time of year in NC. What species do we see? Where do they come from and are they headed? We will also include a summary of our ongoing research at the park.