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Piedmont Environmental Center

Documents

Friends of PEC Application (PDF)

PEC School Brochure (PDF)

Trail Maps (PDF)

Piedmont Environmental Center (PEC) provides programs and a place to learn, conserve and enjoy the natural world through hands on experiences emphasizing the interrelated and fragile nature of life. Eleven miles of foot trails and the Bicentennial Greenway pass through 376 acres of beautiful hardwood and pine forests and lakeside habitats.

Features

  • 11 miles of natural trails and access to the Bicentennial Greenway
  • Classroom
  • Educational classes for all ages, school groups and individual programs
  • North Carolina Mapscape - 70 by 30 foot walk-on topographic relief map
  • Small animal exhibits

Hours


PEC Building and restroom access - Sunday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 
Trail Hours - sunrise to sunset.

Programs


For a list of our programs click here, or view the calendar below.  Please call the Piedmont Environmental Center for more information.

School Groups


We offer special field experiences and classes for students from Kindergarten through High School. Teachers can contact the PEC for class details to reserve a date for their students. Maximum number of students at PEC is 75. For groups larger than 75, please look to arrange two days. PEC presents classes rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, staff Naturalists are prepared with alternative class experiences within the curriculum framework and appropriate to the attending grade level.

Trails

High Point offers 11 miles of natural surface trail, all accessible from the PEC.  

South Preserve Distances: 
Bill Favor Lakeshore Trail (white marker) - 1.8 miles
Fiddlehead Trail (yellow marker) - .4 miles
Pine Thicket Trail (red marker) - .3 miles
Dogwood Trail (orange marker) - .6 miles
Chickadee Trail (green marker) - .2 miles
Racoon Run Trail (blue marker) - .7 miles
Wildflower Trail (purple marker) - .2 miles

North Preserve Distances: 
Deep River Trail (red/white marker) - 4.6 miles
Hollis Roger Pine Woods Trail (orange/green marker) - 2.5 miles



Friends of PEC


Support Environmental Education Programs by becoming a member of "Friends of PEC."   As a member you will receive special discount rates on trips, activities and special events.  Program calendars and brochures are mailed to you giving you advanced notice of upcoming programs and activities.  Memberships are on a yearly basis. Apply today (PDF).

Feedback


If you have questions, concerns, or other feedback for us, please complete and submit our online form.


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