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Member Hike: Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm

Old Orchard Creek is a historic, artisanal Appalachian blueberry and apple farm. This beautiful cove farm is on the National Register of Historic Places and is protected by a conservation easement donated to BRC. The farm is home to a restored 1880s farmhouse and numerous historic farm buildings. Old Orchard Creek was protected in partnership with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and is a model for agricultural Best Management Practices. In 2010, the farm received an award from Preservation North Carolina for landscape protection.

The hike will take approximately 2 hours. The ~2.5 mile hike is strenuous as the trail will take us through wooded switchbacks and along gravel roads. Your efforts will be handsomely rewarded with a complimentary blueberry pail to fill before or after completing the hike!