Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

1) Ranger Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:30, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour.

Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday August 1, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is

approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-

295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are

accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance

reservations, please.

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

7:00 p.m. – Let’s Talk Turkey

Come learn more about the most commonly seen critter on the Blue

Ridge Parkway , and its history in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is

approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. (See Saturday above)

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of

these programs.

2) Evening Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway for Saturday, July 25

 Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm- Picture This

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s scenic vistas, abundant wildlife, and diverse flora have been subject to cameras both small and large since before the Park was constructed. Come learn about photography fundamentals and how to apply them along the way.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:00pm- O Christmas Tree

There is a special place for this holiday decoration in the hearts of everyone. Along the Parkway can be seen this symbol of Christmas, but come and learn about this beloved fir beyond is tradition.

3) Buckeye Regatta and Street Dance, July 25

On July 25, 2015 Buckeye Recreation Center and the Town of Beech Mountain is having their 1st annual Regatta event.  It will be at Buckeye Recreation Center’s Pavillion on Buckeye Lake from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  We will have canoe races, activities for kids, and a street dance.  Food will be served, we ask that you RSVP with a side dish.  Come join us with your family for this evening on the lake!

4) Go G.R.E.E.N. Day at Grandfather Mountain State Park, Aug. 22

Grandfather Mountain Reaching Environmental Education Now!

Saturday, August 22 | 11am to 4pm

Location:  Foscoe/Grandfather Community Park on Hwy. 105 South, 233 Park Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

 RAIN OR SHINE: There are indoor facilities!

FREE and open to the public – fun for adults and kids, families and friends!

Join us to celebrate the mountain, state parks, natural resources, local history, environmental education, the Year of the Amphibian, summer in the mountains and everything that is fun about being outside!

SCHEDULED EVENTS:

8am: Profile Trail Guided Hikes: call office for details/registration

9am: Profile Trail Guided Nature Hike: call office for details/registration

11:15 – 12:00: Mountain Stream Ecology

12:00 – 12:30: Storytelling by local Storyteller ReVonda Crow

12:30 – 1:15: Mountain Stream Ecology

1:30 – 2:15: Mountain Stream Ecology

1:30 – 2:00: Author Randy Johnson presents – “The Brief History of Grandfather Mountain: A Photo Tour”

1:15-2:30: Mountain Stream Ecology

2:30 – 3:00: Storytelling by local Storyteller ReVonda Crow

3:30 – 4:00pm: The famous State Park Ranger Skit

See the newest hiking gear from Footsloggers, play amphibian games, visit with native wildlife from Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, learn to live safely with bears, learn about birds and bees; trout and amphibians, learn about your state park!   Plus many more activities, exhibits and demonstrations

To register for event hikes or for more information call the park office at 828.963.9522 or emailgrandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov — Grandfather Mountain State Park/North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation

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