Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve

Map of TRACK Trail through Weymouth Woods

The Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve TRACK Trail follows the 1.0 mile loop of the Pine Barrens Trail. With the trailhead conveniently located near the visitor center, this path will take you through a stand of open longleaf pine forest where you can enjoy many of the native plants that are found in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.

Designated in 1963 as the first State Natural Area in the North Carolina State Park system, Weymouth Woods has a top priority to protect and preserve the unique longleaf ecosystem that is found here. The other top priority is to educate visitors about this amazing ecosystem so they can enjoy and appreciate what a special place they’re in as they wander the sandy trails.

Whether you’re looking to find an endangered species such as the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, hoping to see a piece of land that has been recently burned by prescribed fire, or trying to fulfill your wish to stand next to the world’s oldest living longleaf pine tree, Weymouth Woods has it all!

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Weymouth Woods

Location Details

Recreational Features: Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Visitor Center
Wooden viewing platform
Trail through pine trees
Sandy path through pines
Sandy path through pines
Kids in Parks trailhead sign at the edge of forest

Adventures for Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve

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Hiking

Weymouth Woods: Birds of the Sandhills

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Sandhills brochure is an illustrated field guide containing some of the more common birds found along the trail. Each illustration contains the bird's common name, Latin name and phonetic spelling of their call. Having trouble locating birds? Use the back panel illustration to identify their preferred location within the forest.
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Hiking

Weymouth Woods: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
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Hiking

Weymouth Woods: Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
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Hiking

Weymouth Woods: Bug-Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The "Bug-Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
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Hiking

Weymouth Woods: Flower Power

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.

Directions

1024 N Fort Bragg Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Latitude: 35.145652100000
Longitude: -79.368831400000

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed with the National Park Service.