SALT protects the Bear Necessities
Macon Thomas recently visited Sampson County with Valerie Alzner, Land Steward from the Sandhills Area Land Trust, to conduct a site inspection of Little Coharie Creek. This picture is from a mitigation site that SALT maintains next to the creek. According to Thomas, the hike was beautiful and he praised the owners for their great work! The highlight of the day was the sighting of a recent bear track along the river's edge.
Visiting the Whitehall Trail by Melissa Hall
Arriving by car, you can park at three locations; at Pee Dee road across from Swoope Road and Indian Trail, at the Elizabeth Rounds Park at 570 Pee Dee Road or at the Reservoir Park lot accessed off N.C. 22.
Directly across from Swoope Road, park in a gravel turn-around or travel down the sandy driveway to the farm gate. There are restrooms available at Rounds Park and the Reservoir Park. The white dots on the trees show you the trail. Read more...
On the Trail: Whitehall Just One of Area's Treasures by Melissa Hall
With the New Year many people renew their fitness by becoming more active. While many may hit the gym, the yoga studio or other indoor fitness opportunities — don’t forget the outdoors! We are fortunate in the Sandhills to have great trails, such as the Whitehall Trail in Southern Pines. Read more...
The Sandhills Heritage Gateway
The Sandhills Heritage Gateway is a new initiative of the Sandhills Area Land Trust. The Sandhills Heritage Gateway provides visitors and locals alike with an opportunity to experience firsthand the distinctive aspects of this area: to stand next to a sacred Creek Indian burial site, to feel warm peach juice dribble down the chin, to witness where the rolling hills of the Piedmont give way to the land of the longleaf pine, to catch a glimpse of rarities such as the Sandhills lily, the red-cockaded woodpecker, or even a black bear!