Black Walnut Trail: A footpath open year round, the walk takes visitors on a trail that begins at the Bethania Visitor Center and winds through bottomland woods and fields. Hikers on the one and a half mile walk will enjoy a scenic route showcasing Bethania’s rich environmental resources.
Dress for the outdoors. Comfortable but sturdy walking shoes will let you enjoy the walk around the Black Walnut Bottom. A light weight jacket or sweatshirt may be needed for days earlier or later in the year.
Bethania has restroom facilities open during Visitor Center operational hours.
Bethania has been rewarding visitors with rich cultural and heritage experiences for 250 years. This rich history comes alive in our town’s buildings and its landscape. With the designation of Bethania as a National Historic Landmark Area, it is vital to the preservation of Bethania’s nationally significant historic landscape to work on protecting the remaining critical open lands that surround Bethania. Piedmont Land Conservancy first began working with the Town of Bethania, community members, and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to permanently protect the open and forested lands surrounding the residential area of Bethania in 1997. The acquisition of over one hundred acres ensures that the integrity of this historic landscape and its natural vistas will be protected.