Oct. 9, 2012. Bring your camera and join the ranger for a hike led by professional photographer James J. Shaffer. He’ll lead you along the moderate, 2-mile, round-trip Rough Ridge Trail where nature’s beauty is at its most splendid. Shaffer will give pointers on how to capture this beauty with your camera.
Sept. 28, 2012. When local moonshiner Charlie Fox has a change of heart about his illicit line of work, he finds out that his “business partner” has no intention of letting him renege on their agreement. Charlie’s clever solution to his conundrum has become a local legend. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs are free and open to the public.
Aug. 24, 2012.Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 are free and open to the public. Embark on a scavenger hunt using a map and compass, and learn about backcountry navigation with a National Park Ranger.
Aug. 20, 2012.They come in the middle of the night, rolling trash cans and raiding birdfeeders. And yet they look so cute…Come learn about the masked rascals and their clever ways with the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers at their program in the Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
July 19, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs include mysteries, wilderness skill workshops and a lesson on the pesky raccoon. Join a park ranger and learn how pushing deep into the wilderness, William Linville and his son gave their lives near the river and about the spectacular waterfall that still bears their names today.
July 16, 2012. Come learn about outdoor preparedness with a National Park Ranger, about the masked raccoon rascals and their clever ways or come watch a Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.
July 2, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 4-8 are free and open to the public. Special thanks to these organizations for their financial support of these programs: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.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.
June 18, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs held June 20 – 24 are all free and open to the public. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone or check out the other wonderful programs.
June 11, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs will be June 6 –10. All programs are free and open to the public. Join a knowledgeable and friendly ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone, come sing, dance and play while learning about the Parkway’s black bears, or learn about the misunderstood marsupial.