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Naturalist Niche: Spring Wildflowers Walk at Chimney Rock State Park

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

What’s better than wildflowers to mark the beginning of spring?  Hickory Nut Gorge comes alive as wildflowers emerge.  Grab your camera and join a Park naturalist on this moderate hike. The journey will take you along the Hickory Nut Falls Trail and down the Four Seasons Trail, but you won’t have to hike back to the top lot.  Transportation will be provided. Cost: Includes Park admission. Advance registration required: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/event/naturalist-niche-spring-wildflowers-walk-2/

Nature at Night Hike at Chimney Rock State Park

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come observe the Park under a shadow of darkness and watch as it comes alive. Join a Park naturalist as you hike along the Hickory Nut Falls trail, a moderate hike. You never know what nocturnal animals you may hear or see.  You will want to bring a headlamp or flashlight, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required. Reserve your spot below. Cost: $25 Adult,…

Garden Conservancy Master Series Event at Southern Highlands Reserve

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Southern Highlands Reserve is pleased to partner with The Garden Conservancy, America’s leading non-profit garden advocacy organization, to present a very special event, “Garden Masters: Botanical Abundance - A Celebration of Natural History of the Southern Appalachians.” Join us for a half day to experience the botanical richness of one of the world's great biodiversity hotspots through the lens of the special gardens of the Southern Highlands Reserve and two adjacent private gardens that take their horticultural inspiration from the…

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