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Edible, Medicinal and Toxic Plants of Appalachia

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Edible, Medicinal and Toxic Plants of Appalachia

The wilds of the Southern Appalachians can be a useful to those knowledgeable in woodcraft and a curse to those who consume a misidentified plant.  Join a Ranger for a stroll through the woods and learn some science and folklore behind our botanical bounty.  We will not be collecting or consuming plants during this program.  Please dress for the weather conditions and hiking approximately one mile. We will meet at the park office, followed by brief foray into the park. Contact Luke Appling with any questions. or 828-963-9522

Appropriate for all ages (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please no pets. 

Date of Event: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location: 
Park Office - 9872 Hwy 105 S, Suite 6, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

Map of North Carolina


November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646