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Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Held June 20 – 24

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

June 18, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs: June 20 – 24

All programs are free and open to the public.

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 30 minutes. Tours will end the weekend of October 21, 2012.

Tour Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and afternoons at 2 p.m. and 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 a.m. on Friday for the weekend of the requested tour only.


Linn Cove Visitor Center – Milepost 304

Wednesday, June 20 at 3 p.m.

“A Nature Walk”

Meet at the Linn Cove Visitor Center to join a ranger for a 2-mile, round trip hike to the Stack Rock area. We’ll keep our eyes open to the unique wildflowers, fungi and trees that call Grandfather Mountain “home.”


Julian Price Park Amphitheater – Milepost 297

Friday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m.


STOP: It’s a universal symbol used all over the world. It’s also the first thing you do when you realize you’re lost in the woods. Join a ranger to learn how to be found safe and sound when you’re lost.


Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Black Bears: Unplugged!

Come sing, dance and play while learning about the Parkway’s black bears. This 1-hour program is perfect for the whole family.


Sunday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Julian Price: A Man with a Dream

Join a ranger for an evening stroll around Price Park Lake. Hear the story of a man who loved the natural beauty and restful solitude of the mountains, and how his dream was to share this beauty with others. Approximately 1 hour.