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Hike to Moses Cone’s Final Resting Place with Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for Aug. 17-19 Programs

Aug. 14, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 17-19:  

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 at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, & 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. 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.


Sunday, August 19th @ 7:00 pm

The 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, August 17th @ 7:30 pm

“Our Terrific Trees”

Maples, Hemlocks, Poplars, and more!  Can you find these trees in your own front lawn?  Join a ranger and learn how we as tenants of the earth can do our part at preserving our treemendous treasures and natural heritage: Our Trees! 


Saturday, August 18th @ 6:30 pm

“Black Bears 101”

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



Linn Cove Visitor Center – Milepost 304.4

Sunday, August 19th @ 2:00pm – 3:00 pm

Talk with a Ranger and Meet some Mountain Critters!

As you’re cruising along the parkway, stop at the Linn Cove Viaduct and meet a ranger with a few animal taxidermies (raccoon, grey squirrel, wild turkey, and bobcat). Learn some interesting facts about the wildlife that call the Blue Ridge forest their “home.”


All programs are free and open to the public.

“Special thanks to these organizations for their financial support of these programs

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway”