Charlotte Trees, Treats and Trails

Fort Hill, SC
Hiking, Tree Identification, Dinner
24 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Wanna make Mama Nature proud with some serious Tree Wisdom? How cool would it be to impress your friends by knowing a pawpaw from a poplar and a sassafras from a serviceberry? Come out and join other curious women on this guided hike and then kick back as you hang out together and refuel because hiker hunger is real, and lunch is included!

Guided Nature Hike

Join your new Adventure besties at Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100-acre nature preserve outside of Charlotte. Use all your senses during this gentle two-mile hike led by a trained outdoor guide. There are several hikes to choose from. Or even better, come join us on all of them!

Which Tree is Which?

Being able to understand nature’s signs and the ability to identify things around you enhances our experience on the trail. Join us on this tree identification nature hike and soon you’ll be impressing your friends and family with all your knowledge of the mighty trees.🌲 You will also learn how to use leaf, bark, and twig characteristics to identify local trees.

Dine at the Greenway Gateway Canteen

Now we’d disappoint your mama if we sent you off hungry, and we can’t have that. So after we spend our morning together working up an appetite, gather with us at the Gateway Canteen for a delicious meal. You will have your choice of entrée made with the freshest ingredients from their seasonally changing menu.🥗 Click here for the menu options for Friday or Saturday. Click here for the Grab-N-Go options for Sunday. There is beer and wine available for purchase.


Looking for even more to do in the area? Check out our other Mini Adventures Available in North Carolina.

  • Private guided nature hike filled with information on your native and local trees.
  • Delicious entree’ of choice.

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, additional alcoholic beverages, or costs for additional activities.

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

    • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure.
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Women-Only, 21+.


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Greenway Gateway – Anne Springs Close Greenway Lake Haigler Entrance

1604 State Hwy 252
Fort Mill, SC 29715


Weather Cancellation Protocols

  • You will be notified 2 hours prior to the event start if cancellation is needed.
  • This event cannot take place during thunder and lightning conditions.
  • A delayed start will take place prior to a full cancellation if possible.
  • If a delayed start is not an option and the event gets canceled due to severe weather, you will be fully refunded.

Local Lodging Recommendations 

  • Closed-toed shoes.
  • We hike in the rain or shine! Dress accordingly.
    • Cotton clothing is not recommended.
  • Water bottle.

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