Donate $15 for 15-foot of New Trail Work

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Lula Lake Land Trust is more than just a waterfall. With our Core Preserve’s 8+ miles oftrails, the Cloudland Connector Trail system, and the Moonshine Trails, Lula Lake currently has many recreational opportunities available from beginners to experts—and everyone in-between. The Durham Trails are our next adventure, and we need your help to finish the remaining (1) mile before the grand opening in Spring 2023!

By donating $15 for 15 feet of trail work for Giving Tuesday, you can help us finish a new trail system that will be open to the public and to people of all abilities.

If 350 people donated, we could finish this last stretch of trail work to have Durham ready for the grand opening. Your $15 donation is not only crucial trail-building support but also a thank-you. Our staff and dedicated volunteers have put their blood, sweat, and tears into the hard, manual labor that it takes to build just one foot of trail. Your $15 will make a huge impact that will continue to ripple beyond Giving Tuesday. Generations from now will be able to experience this new trail and the beautiful view to which it leads. Just imagine how many miles will be hiked on this new trail, how many memories are yet to be made, how many more nature lovers will experience the natural world all because of your donation.

You can show your support of $15 (or more) by clicking the button below to donate by credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.




MORE ABOUT DURHAM:

There is more value to land other than its over-worked past. Durham’s history from the late 1800s until today is just a fraction of its story. We’ve discovered plant fossils in the leftover dumps of shale and sandstone that begins its origins of a coastal swamp forest roughly 300-million years ago. A vast array offlora and fauna—Pink Lady Slippers, wild turkeys, Pileated Woodpeckers—have been documented in this new habitat, too. We also found scenic views, natural rock features, and noteworthy terrain that only adds to the conservation landscape of Lookout Mountain. All these aspects prove the natural state ofDurham’s lands are rich in significant history, biological importance, and recreational facets.

It’s our mission to preserve this ecosystem so that it may continue to flourish and tell a new story that is more than the chapter devoted to coal. Lula Lake Land Trust has been working "behind the waterfall" to showcase the importance of Durham to our community. We have 14 miles of new trails finished with a Spring 2023 grand opening. Each section was specifically designed to get people of all abilities out into nature and allows hikers to experience the wonders of Durham from 300-million years ago to today. What was once a coal mining community will now be home to new memories and, most importantly, a newfound appreciation of preserved nature because donors choose to support our organization.

With the new addition of Durham to the vast array of these trail systems connecting all the way to Cloudland Canyon State Park, mountain bikers and hikers have will always have places to explore and get outside. While our Core Preserve is only open to the public during Open Gate Day events (first and last weekend of the month) with required reservations, Lula Lake does have plenty of daily trails open. More information on these trails can be found here.

All of Lula Lake's low-impact, recreational trails are designed to get you up and moving in the outdoors (both at the the famous waterfall and beyond). There’s no better way to inspire land stewardship than by being in the heart of it all—nature.



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Lula Land Lake Trust

A 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation

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