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Tuesday, January 1
Kickoff a new year at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park during this First Day Hike. A Park Ranger will lead visitors from the front entrance of the park along the 3-mile main road to the base of the Rock. Hikers will learn about the Park’s fascinating history during their trek. A shuttle service will be provided back to the front gate at the end of the hike. Hike participants can return to the Park for the day at no charge. Hikers should wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water.
Meet at the Old Rock Café at 8am. Advance registration is not required. Please call the State Park office at 828-625-1823 if you have any questions.
Thursday, January 17
Great food and football games were made for one another. Join Old Rock Café’s Chef Randall Spencer for this two-hour class focused on making the perfect appetizers for your Super Bowl Party. You’ll learn how to make crispy, mouth-watering wings, savory Chili and an amazing dip with homemade chips that’ll impress even the pickiest eater. Samples of each recipe and an adult beverage is included in the price of this class.
Recipes you’ll learn during this class:
Chimney Rock Chili
Old Rock Spinach Dip with homemade chips
Old Rock Wings with homemade Old Rock Buffalo Sauce
Old Rock Blue Cheese Dressin
Cost: $35 per couple or $20 per individual. Advance registration required. Limited to 20 people. Call 828-625-9611 to register.
Saturday, February 2
Greta the Groundhog waits all year for a chance to predict whether spring will come early or not. Bring the whole family to witness if Greta sees her shadow and this fun event. Following the prediction, stick around for crafts, a guided hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail or to meet more of our animal ambassadors.