** Special Edition Release **

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! You loved them, you obsessed over them, you searched for them and for some of you, you found them. Our inaugural Pinecone Pathways Program was so popular, we are bringing a smaller ONE-DAY version back for the fall. Hundreds of people from Moore County and places as far away as Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia hit our trails throughout our destination this past spring in search of the coveted and elusive glass pinecones produced by our friends at Starworks. Now, everyone will have a chance on Great Trails Day to get out, enjoy the crisp fall air, the color of the season and perhaps find a glass pinecone!

On Saturday, October 21, 2023 to celebrate Great Trails Day, our super secret hiders will be back at it for ONE day and will hide 10 special edition glass blown pinecones from Starworks. In addition to finding the pinecone, each one will be tagged with a special number that correlates to an additional prize. Prizes range from U.S. Open Coffee Mugs to gift cards to places like Double Eagle Indoor Golf & Lounge and ONE lucky winner will win 2 tickets to the 2024 U.S. Open (practice round) in June 2024 at historic Pinehurst No. 2. Winners will need to bring their pinecone and tag to our office to claim their additional prize.

Just ONE Pinecone will be on 10 different trails. More hints will be given on our social media the morning of October 21st.  For exact addresses please use our Moore County Trails List.

Check social media and this webpage to see when pinecones have been found.

How to Find a Glass-Blown Pinecone

Anyone can be a seeker!

Hit the trails in Moore County (View the list here) on Saturday, October 21st in search of one of 10 hidden glass-blown pinecones from Starworks. These glass-blown pinecones are exclusive to this program and cannot be purchased. Finders Keepers!


  1. We ask that you only keep ONE pinecone per household for this Special Edition promotion.  Bad karma comes to those who don’t play by the rules! 
  2. Please register your find and share on social media using #PineconePathwaysNC and you will be entered to win a grand prize.
  3. Please stay on the trails. Pinecones will never be more than roughly 3 feet off any trails.
  4. Pinecones will never be on Private Property.

Always watch for and be respectful of our animal friends and beautiful native flora.

About our Artist

Starworks is a local non-profit and arts-centered work community that promotes community and economic development by providing outstanding artistic educational programs and business ventures. They strive to engage the community with artwork and artists of the highest caliber. Starworks is a project of Central Park NC.

Each handblown pinecone is unique. These pinecones are only made by Starworks for this program.

Similar pieces can be found at:  Shop Starworks




Found one of our glass-blown pinecones?


Finding one of the elusive glass blown pinecones is very special! We would love to share in your excitement.

Kindly share the below information with us and come visit us at 300 W. New York Ave Suite #300 Southern Pines to collect your additional prize. You must have your pinecone and numbered tag when collecting your additional prize.

Be sure to share your find with friends and family and on social media using #PineconePathwaysNC!

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