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Grandparents Day (Guided Hike Balsam Nature Trail)

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Grandparents Day (Guided Hike Balsam Nature Trail)

Come celebrate Grandparents day at Mt. Mitchell with this short ¾ mile self-guided nature trail starts at its junction with the Mount Mitchell Trail and ends at the tower summit parking lot. ALERT : Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and carry proper gear as the high altitude makes the climate of Mount Mitchell chilly, even in summer.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

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