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Saturday, September 18

Naturalist Niche: Early Bird Walk
Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Cost: Includes Park admission. Advance registration required.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Start Flock to the Rock out with a bevy of birds!  This early bird walk was designed to start before the Park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds. Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in our area. This hike is considered moderate and is the prelude to our 13th Annual Flock to the Rock event which starts at 11am. Click here to see what birds you might see during your hike. Space is limited and advance registration is required for this hike. Book your spot below.

Saturday, September 18

13th Annual Flock to the Rock
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Grab your binoculars and get ready for our annual feathered frenzy. This event was designed so birders of all skillsets can enjoy one of the country’s fastest-growing hobbies – bird watching! Live bird demos, guided walks, activities for kids and our annual hawk watch are just a few of the reasons this event is perfect for the whole family.

Wednesday, September 22

Fall Homeschool Day
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm with optional afternoon activities
Cost: $14 adult admission, no charge for adult annual passholders, $14 youth (ages 5-15) admission, $8 Rockin’ Discovery passholder.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Our Fall Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to learn about our unique WNC ecosystem as well as meet other homeschool families.  Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students. Morning Programs are from 9:30am – 12:30pm; some afternoon times will also be available and may vary based on demand. Program details can be found online.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Book your spot below. Registration closes September 14.

Friday, September 24 - Thursday, September 30

Take A Child Outside Week
Time: 11am guided hike
Cost: Receive one free youth admission with every full paid adult admission.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Take a Child Outside Week is a national movement developed to encourage kids to get outside! Join us for guided hikes daily at 11am designed to introduce children and families to the unique environment within the Park. Receive one free youth admission with every full paid adult admission.

Saturday, September 25

Annual Passholder Sunrise Breakfast
Time: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cost: $10 per adult annual passholder and $5 per youth passholder. This event is exclusively for annual passholders only.
Chimney Rock, NC,

There’s really nothing like watching the sunrise over Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge, so we’re opening for an early special event just for our Annual Passholders. We’ll also serve up a yummy breakfast and hot coffee from the Old Rock Cafe. Afterward, guests are welcome to head out on the trails and take some photos of the waterfall or the views from Peregrine’s Point.

Advance registration required. Reserve your spot below.

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