directions

to the anne elizabeth suratt nature center

to the nature center from columbus:

Take 108 east from Columbus to Hwy 9 at the light. Turn left (North) and go 5 miles to McGuinn Road at the Exxon Station. Turn right. Go 1 mile to Big Level Road (dead end), turn left and go 2/10ths of a mile to Aden Green Road on the right. Go 4/10ths of a mile on Aden Green and turn left into the Walnut Creek Preserve driveway, following signs to the Nature Center.

to the nature center from lake lure:

Take Hwy 9 south from Larkins 2.7 miles to Big Level Road on the left. Take Big Level Road 1.3 miles to Aden Green Road on the left. Go 4/10ths of a mile on Aden Green and turn left into the Walnut Creek Preserve driveway, following signs to the Nature Center.
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to Walnut Creek Preserve Sales Office

from greenville and points south

(Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL) via I-26:
Exit I-26 at the first exit in North Carolina (Exit 67). Turn right on 108 and go 5 miles through the little town of Columbus to Highway 9. Turn left (north) toward Lake Lure. Go 7 miles to Grassy Knob Road on the right. Go 4 miles on Grassy Knob Road to Serenity Farm on the right. A phone call to the Stricklands (828 625-1122) will assure you that someone can meet you and show you the Preserve.
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from tennessee or asheville and other points west via i-26:

Exit I-26 at the last exit in North Carolina (Exit 67). Take the left fork of the exit (Highway 74) to the first exit at Mill Spring (Exit 163). Turn left on 108 and go 3 miles to Highway 9. Turn left (north) toward Lake Lure. Go 7 miles to Grassy Knob Road on the right. Go 4 miles on Grassy Knob Road to Serenity Farm on the right. A phone call to the Stricklands (828 625-1122) will assure you that someone can meet you and show you the Preserve.
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from the charlotte area via highway 74 west:

From I-85, take Exit 10 -Highway 74 West- through Shelby and Rutherfordton to Exit 167 (Highway 9). Take Highway 9 north 3 miles to stop sign at Highway 108, then continuing north on Highway 9 another 7 miles to Grassy Knob Road on the right. Go 4 miles on Grassy Knob Road to Serenity Farm on the right. A phone call (828 625-1122) will assure you that someone can meet you and show you the Preserve.
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from virginia and other points north via i-40 at Marion, nc:

Exit onto Highway 221 south to Rutherfordton. Take Highway 64-74A west 10.8 miles to Rock Springs Church Road on the left. Take Rock Springs Church Road 2 miles to Grassy Knob Road on the right. Follow Grassy Knob Road 7/10 of one mile to Serenity Farm on the left. A phone call (828 625-1122) will assure you that someone can meet you and show you the Preserve.
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Walnut Creek Preserve Parcel Map from Google