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Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers
Access is by permit only. Permits are available at the North Carolina Botanical Garden Education Center at 100 Old Mason Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
A flat, even trail.
Getting to Mason Farm is the biggest difficulty. You have to pass through the parking lot of Finley Golf Club and drive on a gravel road until you can cross the stream on a low overflow bridge. You'll have to drive through the stream to cross. After heavy rains, there may be too much water flowing over the bridge for a safe crossing. Use caution.
From the parking lot, you jump on the obvious gravel road that leads into the park. Take a right at the intersection after which you cut through two separate fields.You pass the Shagbark Hickory Trail
on your right and go through a lovely field and back into the forest. Shortly, you enter a swampy area with a long boardwalk. Eventually, you make it back to higher land and head north through the forest until you reenter the first big field you crossed when you arrived.
Flora & Fauna
Between the creek and the swamp, this is one of the best places for birding in the area.
Shared By: Russell Hobart