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Saturday, June 6
Bees are the pollinators in the floral community. They are also some of the hardest working insects in the world. This two-hour learning session will give you an in-depth look at the role that these fascinating creatures play in our eco-system. Plan for classroom time as well as exploring our pollinator garden during this educational experience.
Saturday, June 13
The Hickory Nut Gorge is home to iconic landmarks like Chimney Rock and Lake Lure but it also hosts an assortment of locally-crafted foods and drinks. A Gorge-ous Evening Out is an intimate evening event for annual passholders that features the Gorge’s natural settings while enjoying locally-made gourmet appetizers, artisanal cheese, craft beer and wine as the sun sinks behind the mountains. This event is exclusively for annual passholders only. If you would like to become an annual passholder click here.
Tickets for this event will be available starting April 1st. Check back after this date for online registration.
Monday, June 15 - Tuesday, June 30
We are lucky to have incredible Animal Ambassadors to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories.
Saturday, June 20
Ever wonder what Chimney Rock looks like after sundown? Find out during this nighttime excursion, led by an expert naturalist. You will want to bring a headlamp or flashlight, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required. Reserve your spot below.