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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
8286259611 http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

August 2019

Family Animal Encounters

August 1 - August 31
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Chimney Rock Park has animal educators who help spread the word on the important roles they play in the park. Join a park naturalist for an informal program where families will meet some of the park's wilder teammates. Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Afterward grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12…

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Race to the Rock 5K Run or 25-Mile Bike Ride

August 11 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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The grand finale of the 15th annual Lake Lure Olympiad, a three-day family sports festival that showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, the Race to the Rock is a challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last three miles to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away or what’s left of it.…

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Naturalist Niche: Nature at Night

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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What do the creatures at Chimney Rock do after the last guest has gone home? Find out during this nighttime excursion, when wildlife is at its most active. This activity is led by an expert naturalist. 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. Call 828-625-9611 to register. Activity includes park admission: $23 per adult; $8 for annual passholders; $13 for…

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Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

August 31 - September 2
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer experiencing what makes Chimney Rock the ideal place to play.  Hike on one of the park's many trails, get up close and personal with animal educators during 2pm family animal encounters, or join Fox Mountain Guides for a real rock climbing experience.

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September 2019

Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

September 7 - September 8
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Grandparents love spending time with the grandkids.  What better way to get quality time together than at Chimney Rock? When you purchase one regular price adult admission, receive one youth admission free. This is a special online offer only. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. Offer is valid Sept. 7-8 only.

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Senior Trout Fishing the Rocky Broad River

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Free

In celebration of National Grandparents Day and the State Parks' 2019 theme of Fishing Fun, senior anglers are invited to bring out their grandkids and try trout fishing together. Have you ever wanted to try fishing but don't want to invest in all the equipment? There will be equipment you can borrow and meet a ranger down at the Riverwalk Trail behind the Old Rock Cafe to learn the basics of fishing. All supplies will be provided.  All ages are welcome.

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Naturalist Niche: Fall Migration Bird Walk

September 14 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$6 – $23

This special bird walk was designed to start before the park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds.  Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in the area. This hike is considered moderate and is the prelude to the 10th annual Flock to the Rock event which starts at 11am. Advance registration is required.

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Flock to the Rock

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Come join one of Western North Carolina's most popular annual events, Flock to the Rock.  Originally created to help folks understand why Hickory Nut Gorge is such a premier birding location, this event has grown in size and popularity every year.  You don't have to be an avid birder to find something of interest at this event, but it may just be the reason you become one.  There will be guided bird walks, raptor flight shows, live bird demos and…

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Fall Homeschool Day

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$8.50 – $17

Homeschool families and associations have been coming to the park for experiential education opportunities for years.  Hands-on programs with naturalists, guided hikes on a variety of trails and the chance to meet new families from around the region are just some of the reasons annual homeschool events have become so popular.  In 2019 the park is teaming up with partners to present opportunities for more than one day. Advance registration is required.

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Take A Child Outside Week

September 24 - September 30
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Take a Child Outside Week is a national movement started in North Carolina that features special ranger-led programs at North Carolina State Parks. Fun hikes and/or nature education programs introduce children and families to the outdoors and healthy activities.  All activities are offered daily and open to the public. Activities included with paid admission.

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Take A Child Outside: Campout

September 28 - September 29
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Never been camping?  Afraid of the dark?  You're not alone. Join a park ranger and take this rare opportunity to camp in Chimney Rock State Park. A ranger will be available at 5:30pm to help set up camp and build a campfire for a fun filled night under the stars. You must bring your own camping gear and dinner. No camping gear or food is provided for this event. Park admission fees apply but there is no fee for camping.  Participants must pre-register with…

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October 2019

Annual Passholder Fall Sunrise Breakfast

October 5 @ 6:15 am - 7:30 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$6

There's really nothing like watching the sun rise over Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge, so Chimney Rock Park is opening up early just for annual passholders. There will be breakfast and hot coffee served. Afterwards, guests are welcome to head out on the trails and take some photos of the waterfall or the views from Peregrine's Point.  Advance registration is required.  To RSVP, call 1-800-277-9611 by Sept. 29. Check out area accommodations at chimneyrockpark.com if you plan to stay overnight. New passholders are welcome;…

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Fall Girl Scout Day

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$6 – $16

Chimney Rock's scouting events are some of the most popular events of the year. The 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 troops with new skills, knowledge and memories they'll carry with them for a lifetime.  Specific details on program and afternoon activities can be found on the park's website. Call 828-625-9611 to register.  Registration closes Sept. 29…

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Naturalist Niche: Fall Ridge Hike

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$2

The trails of Chimney Rock are amazing but a guided hike off-the-beaten-path can lead you to places you never knew existed. Join this fall venture on one of the  most popular excursions. You'll discover seasonal changes along your trek that will introduce you to a whole new perspective of the park. This hike is considered moderately strenuous. Advance registration is required, and the fee includes park admission.

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November 2019

Naturalist Niche: Top of the Mountain Trek

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$5 – $22

This nauralist-led hike explores the top of Chimney Rock Mountain where you'll discover a much different world than in the main portion of the park. Learn about the fascinating history of this area and more about the wildlife that can be found utilizing this unique habitat. This hike is considered moderate to strenuous. Advance registration is required.

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An Eye for Fall Color: iPhone Photography Class

November 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$40

The best camera is the camera you have with you so why not learn how to use your iPhone camera better? Join Lynne Buchanan for this half-day class focused on creating wonderful images using your Apple device.  You'll take away some great new skills and wonderful shots of fall color. Buchanan is an accomplished photographer who specializes in landscapes and water photos.  She has taken photos throughout the United States and in Iceland, the Falklands, Bangladesh and Patagonia. Her award-winning photography…

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Veteran’s Day Special: Free Admission

November 9 - November 11
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Free

Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are American heroes, and Chimney Rock would like to honor their service with a free visit to Chimney Rock State Park from Nov. 9-11. Military ID or proof of service must be presented. Free admission is only for military members with ID, not for the entire party.

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Llamapalooza for Annual Passholders

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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$5 – $10

Imagine spending your day with one of Mother Nature's most majestic and funny creatures: the llama. You'll have a chance to join one of two hikes along the park's Hickory Nut Falls trail. Along the way you'll have a chance to learn more about llamas and lead them along the easy path leading to the Park's 404-foot waterfall. From 11am-12:30 pm, the first hike will head to Hickory Nut Falls. The second hike to Hickory Nut Falls is from 1-2:30pm.  

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Family Animal Encounters

November 29 - December 1
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Animal educators at Chimney Rock Park help spread the word on the important roles they play in the park. A park naturalist presents an informal program where families will love meeting some of the park's wilder teammates. Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Afterward, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. The programs start…

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December 2019

Santa on the Chimney

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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There's no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world's largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids' activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. People can enter to win a free climb with Santa's elves. Each day, one…

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