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Thursday, June 1 - Thursday, August 31
Do you know our staff has a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal Ambassadors and learn about the types of wildlife in the area and their jobs. Some of our best educators have feathers, fur, shells or scales!
Friday, June 2
Enjoy the quiet of the Park after the gates have closed at this outdoor class led by Namaste in Nature. Enjoy a practice suitable for all levels of expertise as you overlook Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. You won’t find a view like this in any studio!
Saturday, June 3
Hit the trails and celebrate this national holiday, not to mention NC State Park’s Year of the Trail. Join us for guided hikes throughout the day and meet with a ranger to learn the 10 essentials of hiking and backpacking.
Saturday, June 10
This national holiday celebrates our favorite thing to do… get outdoors! Look for our discovery stations as you hike and learn some cool trail information and history from our naturalists. Plus, look for our friends from Fox Mountain Guides leading rock climbing demonstrations.
Saturday, June 10
Join us for one of our favorite passholder events of the year! Enjoy heavy hors d-ourves from the Old Rock Cafe as you watch dusk settle across Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. This exclusive, after-hours event is a great chance to get to know some of your fellow passholders as well. This event is exclusively for Annual Passholders.
Wednesday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 21
NC State Parks is celebrating Juneteenth. Throughout the week, explore our Juneteenth Story Walk on the Great Woodland Adventure trail to learn more about this national holiday and its history.
Saturday, June 24
There’s nothing like an early summer hike before the Park gates open. Join a local birding expert and spot some of our resident species as they enjoy the morning quiet. This hike is perfect whether you’re a lifelong birder or just getting started with America’s fastest-growing hobby.