Upcoming Events at Grandfather Mountain

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Sept. 10, 2012. The following upcoming events will be taking place at Grandfather Mountain State Park in the coming weeks. All events are open to the public and are free to attend.

Volunteer work day: Profile Trail

Saturday, Sept. 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join a park ranger for a workday on the Profile Trail.  Tasks include removing roots, moving rocks and performing routine trail maintenance.  Wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather and bring water and snacks.

Grandfather Mountain State Park Family Day

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located at the Foscoe/Grandfather Community Building next to Grandfather RV Park; N.C. 105 South (GPS address 125 Riverside Drive, Banner Elk, NC  28604)

Join state park rangers for a fun day of games and activities for kids and adults of all ages: bring your family and join the fun!

Twilight Hike

Saturday, Sept. 22
7:00 p.m.

Profile Trailhead

Join Ranger Luke Appling on a twilight hike on the Profile Trail.  We will be back just after dark, so bring a flashlight or headlight.  Wear appropriate trail shoes and dress for the weather (evenings are getting cool now).  Ranger Appling is sure to locate salamanders for you to see and owls for you to hear.

Nature Journaling

Wednesday, Oct. 3
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Profile Trailhead

Designed to open your senses to the natural world around you.  No artistic or writing skills required.  Moderate hiking involved: wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a snack and water. 

Nature Journaling

Saturday, Oct. 6
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Profile Trailhead
See above Description for Oct. 3

Volunteer work day: Profile Trail

Saturday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See description for Sept. 15

For more information call, 828-963-9522 or email susan.mcbean@ncdner.gov.

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