Join us for a hike in French!


Sunday, January 12th, 2pm:

Durant Nature Preserve

8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

Durant Nature Preserve is tucked away in the middle of North Raleigh.  There are five miles of trails to explore in the park's 237-acres. You can hike along a stream, through hardwood and pine forests, past wildflowers and ferns, through wetlands and alongside two lakes.

Lake Trail is a 2-mile pedestrian loop around the main lake.  The trail takes the average hiker a little under 1 hour to complete, and can be combined with any other of the 5-mile trails throughout the park.

Open to everyone and all levels of French. 

Dogs on leash are welcome !

Please register at least 24 hours in advance,

using the contact form -------------------->

We will email the exact meeting point.

Sunday, February 23, 2pm:

Umstead Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617

Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, Umstead Park features a stand of 300+ year-old hardwood trees and more than 32 miles of hiking.


Sal's Branch Trail is a popular trail with easy access from the Crabtree Creek entrance. The trail makes for a quick 2.8 mile loop with little elevation change throughout its route. Views of Big Lake are a highlight along the southwest section.

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Contact Us

(919) 985-3919

Upon appointment only:

5510 Munford Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

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