Aug. 27, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 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 45 minutes. Tours will end the weekend of Oct. 21.
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 are required and 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 a.m. on Friday for the weekend of the requested tour only.
Sunday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
“Cone Cemetery Hike”
Are the mysterious happenings at the Cone Manor real or just our imagination? You decide. Hike to the cemetery with the rangers and learn about the people who once spent their summers here and the strange occurrences at the house. Meet on the front porch of the manor house and bring water and a flashlight with you for this 2-mile, round-trip hike.
Julian Price Park Amphitheater – Milepost 297
Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
“The Way of the White-Tail”
What has a four chambered stomach, feeds on vegetation, can run up to 40 miles-per-hour and has beautiful spotted young? Join a ranger to find out more about our furry friends the white-tail deer.
Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
“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, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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 (Red-Tail Hawk, Coyote, Red Fox and Wood Duck). Learn some interesting facts about the wildlife that call the Blue Ridge forest their home.