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Conservation in Action

WhiteHall – Moore County

The Whitehall trail is a two mile loop that wraps around a 57-acre tract before connecting to the Reservoir Park trail system, which is held by the Town of Southern Pines. While the tract itself is privately held, the Sandhills Area Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property, and its trails are open to the public. Follow the white dots. A portion of the trail is dedicated to bird watching (this is a habitat for the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker), while other parts of the trail boast a small walking bridge, and is adjacent to the Elizabeth High Rounds Park where there is a picnic area, a soccer field, and play equipment. Park and trails open every day of the year from dawn to dusk.

 

Good For: Soccer, bird-watching, picnics, exploring, outdoor education, athletics, group gatherings, running, walking, strollers

 

Whitehall Trail Map

 

Access Points

 

Reservoir Park Entrance: 300 Reservoir Park Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Park at the Reservoir Park parking lot, and then go up the steps from the middle of the parking lot towards the Disc Golf Course. The trail entrance is just above the steps.

 

Rounds Park Entrance: 570 Pee Dee Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387

After parking in the Elizabeth High Rounds Park parking lot, start walking to the left of the playground down a sand trail that wraps around the “Greenspace”. After 200 yards, this trail intersects with the Whitehall trail.

 

Sherman Property Entrance (Unmarked): 494 Pee Dee Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387

This entrance is a sand lane that is .62 miles from the intersection of W. Pennsylvania / Pee Dee Rd. and Midland Rd. It is almost directly across the street from the intersection of Pee Dee Rd. and Indian Tr. Please drive slowly on the historic sand lane to minimize ruts, erosion and for safety, as the drive is part of the walking trail.

 

Check out these articles in The Pilot about this special space!

Visiting the Whitehall Trail

On the Trail: Whitehall Just One of Area’s Treasures

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