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There's something for everyone

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 event listing below.  (Selection will show all events for AND/OR after selected date)

Event List

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May on the second Monday until Mon May 14 2018.
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Mar 30 2018.
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Food, filters, and fun!  Come out to the park to learn about the biology and natural history of these amazing shellfish.

 

Date of Event:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come support the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and learn about the fastest bird in the world at the same time! Blue Ghost Brewing Company is hosting their 2018 WNC Natural History Series each second Tuesday of the month, and the February focus will be on Peregrine Falcons. Ten percent of the sales this night will go to the park's friends group, and a park ranger will be on hand to share... more

Date of Event:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Blue Ghost Brewing Company, 125 Underwood Rd., Fletcher, NC 28732

Learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 28 2018.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Happy National Pi Day! This hike is aimed at introducing women to the fun and benefits of hiking and to those that may be new to hiking and the outdoors. Come out to the park after dark for this nature-inspired hike along the park's 1/2-mile nature trail. We will be exploring "numbers in nature" during this evening walk through the woods.. ... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the third Thursday until Mon Apr 23 2018.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance
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