Official Website of the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society


NCBTS LogoWelcome to the New North Carolina Bartram Trail Society (NCBTS) Website! The NCBTS maintains a 100 mile memorial trail in the state of North Carolina, in honor of the Philadelphian naturalist, William Bartram, who traveled throughout the southeast from 1773 to 1777. During these travels, Bartram wrote vivid descriptions of the plants and animals he saw, and the Native American peoples he encountered, which he later published under the title Bartram’s Travels. Today, the Society has more than 200 members from all over the southeast, conducts twice-annual meetings, and organizes trail work-hikes and other outdoor activities.


The NC Bartram Trail Society is a membership organization. If you would like to become a member, simply click here to go to our online store and order an annual family membership ($20.00 per year) or lifetime family membership ($500.00). You may also send us a check or money order (payable to: The NC Bartram Trail Society) to this address:

NC Bartram Trail Society
P. O. Box 968
Highlands, NC 28741

Thank you!

Announcing Our New Trail Map!

The NC Bartram Trail Society is proud to announce that we will have a new full-color trail map available for purchase from our online store!

Click here to download our informational flyer.

Make a Donation to the NC Bartram Trail Society

Make a donation to the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society (NCBTS) online securely through PayPal. By making a gift to the Trail online, you help ensure that you and the generations that follow may enjoy the flora, fauna, and scenic vistas along the Bartram Trail in North Carolina.

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