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Profile Birding Hike

Profile Birding Hike

Spring is upon us and change is in the air.  The first flashes of green are just around the corner and musical notes not heard in months will fill the forest.  Who is singing?  Well the NTMBs of course! Our mountains are the summer breeding grounds for Neotropical Migratory Birds and they will be here soon.  Join a Ranger for a birding hike along the lower Profile Trail and hear or see our feathered forest friends.  Bring your binoculars and birding field guides.  Dress appropriately for weather and please leave your pets at home.  

Date of Event: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Start Location: 
Profile Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk (GPS: 36.121990, -81.829993)

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
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