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Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for a Two-Mile Wildflower Walk at Cone Manor Aug. 8

Aug. 7, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 8-12 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 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. 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, August 8 at 3 p.m.

“Wildflower Walk”

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.


Saturday, August 11 at 6 p.m. (Meet at Bass Lake)

“Waterfowl Walk”

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.


Sunday, August 12 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, August 10 at 7 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.


Julian Price Picnic Area – Milepost 296

Saturday, August 11 at 9:15 p.m.

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing!

Join the ranger and the Greensboro Astronomy Club to view these shooting stars. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket.