Chapel Hill (Orange County near Duke Forest): Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Exploration!

Event Date: 
Sun, Nov 24
1:00 to 3:00


   Come out and explore the roughly 3 ½ miles of trails at the 296-acre Johnston Mill Nature Preserve along New Hope Creek. Moderate—paced hike, lots of spots to stop, sit and look. We'll cover about 3 miles (give or take a little) while making a loop through the area. The property was once home to the Johnston family (a Scots Presbyterian family) who lived, farmed and operated a gristmill on this land that they called Green Hill Plantation. Family lived on the land for 200 years starting in the 1st half of the 18th century. We’ll be on a visual scavenger hunt, looking for remnants of the old mill and family dwellings. Bring your binoculars—we’ll also be keeping an eye out for a recently spotted rare Northern saw-whet owl and other critters! Limit 15 participants, no pets. Leader: Kelly Mieszkalski. Sign up here:  

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All Sierra Club Outings participants must sign a standard liability waiver.