June 25, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs June 27 – July 1 are all free and open to the public. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone, come observe and listen to a longtime pioneer Kenneth Webb as he demonstrates his textile expertise in hand weaving with a loom and join other interesting ranger programs.
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park – Milepost 294
Saturdays and Sundays
Flat Top Manor Upstairs Tours
Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tours are held Saturdays and Sundays and last about 45 minutes. Tours will end the weekend of October 21, 2012.
Tour Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday mornings, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and afternoons, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Reservations Required: Accepted on a first- come basis by phone or walk-ins: There are a limited number of persons allowed on each tour. Please call (828) 295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Moses Cone Manor House. (Reservations are accepted beginning at 9 am on Friday for the weekend of the requested tour only).
Wednesday, June 27, 3 p.m.
Join a ranger for a two-mile, moderate hike to discover the beautiful wildflowers on the Cone Estate. Meet on the front porch at MP 294. The program will last approximately 1.5 hours.
Sunday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.
Cone Cemetery Hike
Join the rangers for a 2 mile evening stroll to Moses and Bertha Cone’s final resting place. Discover more about the Cone family…both their good and bad times. Meet on the Cone Manor Porch wearing good walking shoes and bring water and a flashlight for this 1.5 hour hike.
Julian Price Park Amphitheater – Milepost 297
Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.
“Duck, Duck, Goose”
Do ducks shed? Do the Canada geese migrate? Find out the answers to these questions and more, and then test your knowledge on these water fowl at a game of Jeopardy. Join a ranger for this 45- minute program on Wood ducks and Canada geese.
Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m.
“Handweaving…The Old Timey Way”
There are people in the mountains that still preserve and protect their heritage by making crafts and other essentials that support their way of life. Come observe and listen to a longtime pioneer Kenneth Webb as he demonstrates his textile expertise in hand weaving with a loom.
Thunder Hill Overlook – Milepost 290.4
Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Talk with a Ranger and Meet some Mountain Critters!
As you’re cruising along the parkway, stop at the beautiful Thunderhill Overlook at MP 290.4 and meet a ranger with a few animal taxidermies (raccoon, grey squirrel, wild turkey, and bobcat). Learn interesting facts about the wildlife that call the Blue Ridge forest their “home”.