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From fishing lessons to astronomy programs, from tree identification hikes to kite workshops, our parks offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration.

Browse through the calendar or the event listing below.

Explore our 100th Anniversary events or our Summer Bucket List!

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Come and discover what unique reptiles and amphibians live at Mount Mitchell!

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Classroom

Hear stories, folktales and Native American legends, sing songs, and finish with s'mores!

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

The hike will start at the Ranger station and will proceed down Commissary Trail to Camp Alice with history stops along the way. At Camp Alice, families with children or those not prepared for a more strenuous hike may turn around and go back to the Ranger station via Commissary Trail. Those who wish to keep hiking can continue on a more strenuous loop hike back to the Ranger station. For more... more

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Ranger Station/Park Office

Frogs and toads have good eyesight, which they depend on to catch moving insects.  This game will help participants learn how frogs and toads catch their prey.  Join a Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Take a break on your way to Hidden & Window Falls across from Shelter 3 to feel bear fur, see a bear skull, and learn fascinating facts about the reclusive and seldom-sighted visitor to Hanging Rock State Park.

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Indian Creek Trail across from Shelter # 3

Meet a ranger at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area for a 0.5 mile hike and tour of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead. Weather Permitting.

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

Snakes are creatures of great beauty that inspire awe and caution.  Join us to learn about the various snake species found in the Sandhills.  Learn to identify venomous and non-venomous area snakes. We will have live specimens to view and learn about.

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Discover the abundance of edible and medicinal plants at Mount Mitchell and how vital they were to the people of the mountains long ago.

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Trail

Take a short hike up the summit trail and see what rocks have to tell us about the past!

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Trail

Park staff will be available for you to ask any and all questions about what you see from the East's highest peak.

Date of Event:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:30pm
Start Location:
Observation deck at summit
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