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Email Announcements Received Today:

1) November Programs for Elk Knob State Park

  • Trail Work Days: Every Saturday through Nov. 8, staff and volunteers will meet at the Summit Trailhead at 9 a.m. and work until approximately 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tools are provided but volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and bring work gloves, lunch and water. If you would like to be involved in a fulfilling project that will fill you with a well-deserved sense of pride, then join in on Saturdays at Elk Knob State Park. For more information, call 828-297-7261.
  • Turkeys and Ravens: Learn more about these fascinating birds that love to call Elk Knob home. Meet at the park office at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2.
  • Geology Hike: Join a geologist as you wander around Elk Knob and learn about the fascinating rocks that make up the mountain. What makes Elk Knob different from most of the southern Appalachians and how does that affect the plants that grow here? Join us at the Summit Trailhead at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, to find out. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking and dress in layers for warmth.
  • Beech Tree Trail Stroll: Stroll along a one-mile nature trail with a ranger. Learn about animal behavior in winter and discuss other fascinating nature topics. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.
  • Web Weavers: Spiders are something that many people fear, but if you educate yourself about them, they are not as intimidating. Come learn about the different types of spiders that call North Carolina home and find out if your fear is really founded. Meet at the park office at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, for a PowerPoint presentation about our beneficial arachnids.