The Tar River Land Conservancy’s Earth Day Spring Hike will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area in Stem.

This hike will be a sneak preview of two miles of new hiking trails that are not yet open to the public.

Hikers will learn about the ecology of the area, the history of the property, and the work of the Conservancy and its partners to open new trails to the public. 

TRLC staff will lead this hike, which will take hikers through a hardwood forest, along Ledge Creek, and around an old farm pond.  

Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and field clothing. Bring a lunch to eat at the picnic tables under the old red maple trees after the hike.

TRLC rates this hike as an easy hike. Dogs, other than registered service animals, should not be brought to the hike.

The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area is at 3258 Old NC 75, Stem.