Saturday, November 4
Chimney Rock’s scouting events are some of our most popular events of the year. Our Fall Girl Scout Day is designed to let scouts enjoy the last weeks of autumn in one of North Carolina’s most incredible settings. Special programs created just for Girl Scouts will leave your troop with new skills, knowledge and memories they’ll carry with them for a lifetime. Call 828.625.9611 to register. Registration closes October 29 and is limited to 200 scouts.
Sunday, November 5
UPDATE: As many of you may already know, the Park is closed to the general public until further notice because a retaining wall collapsed in our upper parking lot last week. Since the wall has not been stabilized as fast as we thought it would, the photo workshop this Sunday has been canceled, since participants will not be able to access parts of the Park needed for the workshop. We’re so sorry we weren’t able to make this event happen, but we hope you’ll join us when the Park reopens and we reschedule this workshop. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 828-625-9611
Late fall is the best time to find vibrant fall foliage in Hickory Nut Gorge. The weather is nice and crisp for hiking to our 404-foot waterfall, and the views from the Park are clear and bright. The scenery you get to work with is unrivaled, but you also get the opportunity to learn from one the region’s best photographers at a price that’s affordable. Led by professional photographer Chuck Hill, this workshop is tailored to individual experience and will benefit novices and advanced photographers alike. Topics include wide-angle, telephoto, macro and intimate landscapes; composition, inspiration, post-processing, critique and photo sharing. For more about Chuck, visit http://chuckhillphotography.com/#. Class is limited to 10, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, November 8 - Sunday, November 12
Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are our American heroes, and Chimney Rock would like to honor your service with a free visit to Chimney Rock State Park during November 8-12, 2017. Must present military ID or proof of service.
Saturday, November 11
Boy Scouts of all ages put their scouting skills to the test each year at Chimney Rock. One way to learn more about the Park and pick-up some great knowledge of the outdoors is at our Fall Boy Scout Day held each November. Morning programs will give your group lots to talk about as they spend the afternoon exploring some of the different facets of the Park. Call 828.625.9611 to register. Registration closes November 3 and is limited to 200 scouts.
Saturday, November 18
The Fall Ridge Hike is often the most popular of the year. This more-strenuous hike leads participants off-the-beaten-path to an area of the Park seldom seen by guests. As you meander up the mountain, you’ll hear about the natural history, geology, flora and fauna that make Chimney Rock so unique. Don’t forget your camera to capture the views. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot.
*The Fall Ridge Hike is part of our Naturalist Niche series. Join an expert naturalist on park trails once a month March – December to learn about birding, old growth trees, ancient geology and other fascinating outdoor topics.