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Monday, March 4 - Monday, March 25

Hike with a Naturalist
Time: Mondays in March from 11am to 12pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.

Watch the park come to life week by week on these guided hikes with a naturalist. Join one of our trail guides every Monday in March for a moderate hike and learn about park history, flora and fauna, and the winter-to-spring transformation that takes place in the park this time of year. These hikes are included with admission and do not require registration.

Saturday, March 9

Llamapalooza for Annual Passholders
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $16 Adult Annual Passholder; $8 Youth Annual Passholder

Why should you never buy something from a llama? He’ll fleece you! What’s more amazing than a talking llama? A spelling bee!

Experience a day hiking with these quirky, woolly companions. Participants will hike around the 0.5-mile Great Woodland Adventure Trail, pose for photo ops, and learn more about these unique animals. The Great Woodland Adventure is considered an easy trail, but it is not appropriate for strollers or wheelchairs. *This event is for Annual Passholder only. No additional guests please.


Saturday, March 30

Naturalist Niche: Spring Ephemerals
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Includes Park admission: $25 Adult, $11 Adult Annual Passholder, $15 Youth, $9 Youth Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance Registration Required.

Did you know? Many of the first wildflowers to bloom in spring are classified as “ephemerals,” meaning these delicate blossoms only last a few weeks right at the beginning of this season of rebirth. Join a naturalist on a moderate hike to seek out some of these wildflowers and learn what makes these little plants so special.

Sunday, March 31

68th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Time: Gates open at 5:30-6:15 am for 6:45am service; Sunrise at 7:16am
Cost: Free; Parking Passes Must be Reserved

Celebrate Easter with us at this western North Carolina tradition. Chimney Rock has been hosting this non-denominational Easter service for almost 70 years. There’s nothing like watching the sun rise over beautiful Lake Lure and the blue ridge foothills. This event is free of charge, but participants must reserve a parking pass. Only one parking pass is needed per vehicle.

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