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The Piedmont Environmental Center Educational Building and the Volksmarch start point

HIGH POINT, NC

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

Guilford County

12/16 Km NATURE WALK YR 682 Jan 1 - Dec 31

Winston Wanderers

 

START POINT:   Piedmont Environmental Center (PEC)

                         1220 Penny Road

                         High Point, NC 27265

                         336-883-8531           GPS: N36°00.07', W79°57.28'

 

HOURS:            Mon - Fri 9 - 5,  Trails open all daylight hours.

                         (Staff reductions may cause unplanned short closures.)

                         Call center to confirm.
CLOSED:          New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

 

POC:                 Don/Naomi Feagans, 336-834-0345, df5839@aol.com

Loren Little, 336-788-8582, lorenlittle@bellsouth.net

TRAIL: Rated 2A. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. This is an easy-to-moderate walk with some hills of short duration. Through mostly wooded areas and along some wetland areas on scenic paved greenway and natural forest paths. Insect repellent is advised.

HOW TO GET THERE: From Greensboro, exit I-40 at either Wendover Ave (exit 214) or NC68 (exit 210) towards High Point. Turn left on Penny Rd. The PEC is approx. 2 miles on the left. From Winston -Salem, Take US311 (I-40 exit 196) south to High Point, following the 311 bypass to Eastchester Dr, exit 23. Left on Eastchester, right on Wendover and right on Penny Rd, to the PEC on the left. From north and east on 1-85: take the (new) 1-85 bypass south to Bus-85/US29/70 (exit 118) toward Jamestown/High Point. Exit Bus 85 on the (new) US311 bypass, exit 19, and follow to Exit 21, Greensboro Road/ Lexington Ave. Turn right on Greensboro Rd to Penny Rd. Turn left on Penny Rd to PEC on the right. From south on I-85: take I-85 to US52 (exit 87) to Bus-85/US29/70 to High Point. Exit Bus 85 on the (new) US311 bypass, exit 19, and follow to Exit 21, Greensboro Road/ Lexington Ave. Turn right on Greensboro Rd to Penny Rd. Turn left on Penny Rd to PEC on the right.   Alternate Start Point: Golden B Restaurant, 300 South Main Street.  See High Point, NC  YR0473 for directions and hours.

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Volksmarchers on the greenway trail

An old homestead at Gibson Park, the walk turn around point.