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Forest Literacy Hike

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Forest Literacy Hike

Appropriate for all ages; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please no pets. | 2-mile hike round trip. 
When you walk through the woods, what do you see? Most of us see the plants, animals and nonliving objects but fail to read the story behind these. If you know what to look for and how to ‘read’ the forest you get a glimpse into the past and understand the how and why of what brought the forest to its current state. Join a Ranger and learn the skills of reading the forest. Become forest literate and unlock the secrets of the forest! Bring snacks and water.  Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions and wear hiking footwear. We will have a brief discussion followed by a hike lasting approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.  For Directions to the Boone Fork parking lot, visit http://goo.gl/dEizYH
 

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
2 miles, easy
Date of Event: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076, -81.781358)
Contact:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Phone828-963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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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