July 24, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 27-29 are all free and open to the public thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these 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 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).
Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. (Meet at Bass Lake)
All birds engage in behaviors that are beneficial for their survival such as bathing, feeding, and even hiding. Join a ranger for a walk around Bass Lake to observe the waterfowl in their daily routines.
Julian Price Park Amphitheater – Milepost 297
Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
“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.
Sunday, July 29 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. The stroll is approximately 1 hour.
Linn Cove Visitor Center – Milepost 304.4
Friday, July 27, from 2 to 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 (Great- Horn Owl, Red Fox, Wood Duck, and Gray Squirrel). Learn some interesting facts about the wildlife that call the Blue Ridge forest their home.