Orchard Trail

Trail Head Orchard

The Orchard Trail begins at the restored orchard lot along Bethania-Rural Hall road, where it travels uphill and loops back down for a short under one-mile walk. The restored orchard contains a spring which appears on Bethania’s first map, drawn in 1759. Orchard Lots were two-and-one half acre plots allocated to the initial occupants of the Residential Lots as extensions for orchards, gardens, farm buildings, and other domestic activities. The site of Bethania’s African American schoolhouse, Cedar Grove, can be seen from the top of the loop.