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GET OUTSIDE — Don’t let winter keep you off the trail. Hop on a guided hike with Haywood County Rec this month.

Join Haywood County Recreation for two guided hikes in February, offering a chance to connect with fellow hikers and explore new trails with experienced local guides.

• Feb. 9: A 5.5 mile hike along the Haywood Gap Trail in the Middle Prong Wildnerness between N.C. 215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Considered a moderate hike with around 600 feet in elevation gain. Led by Kathy Odvody and Phyllis Woollen.

• Feb. 16: A 4.8-mile hike along the Mountains to Sea Trail starting from Soco Gap above Maggie Valley to Heintooga Road off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Considered a moderate hike with around 800 feet in elevation gain. Led by Kathy Odvody and Steve Szczepanski.

The cost is $10 per hike. To reserve a spot, call 828-452-6789 or email ian.smith@haywoodcountync.gov.