July 16, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs: July 20 – 22 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).
Sunday, July 22 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, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Hug a Tree! It Could Save Your Life!
Hugging a tree can benefit us all especially if you are lost in the woods. Join a ranger for this 1 hour program to learn some simple lost-proofing techniques, so that if you are lost you will be found safe and sound.
Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
“Black Bears 101”
Come shake, rattle, and learn during this 30-minute black bear program designed for families.
Linn Cove Visitor Center – Milepost 304.4
Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet the Ranger: What Do Rangers Really Do?
Come and find out what park rangers really do. Dress up as your favorite ranger and take pictures, too.