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Upcoming Events in Chimney Rock North Carolina


April

31 Early Arrivals Guided Bird Hike - The 2007 ?Simon Says? series of guided bird walks begins with this stroll to spot spring migrants like Black-throated Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers & Blue-headed Vireo. Join Park Ornithologist, Simon Thompson for this and all of his terrific bird walks. Advanced registration required.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

6 Annual Bark in the Park - The Park is once again going to the dogs! Grab your two AND four-legged kids for a delightful romp in the Park as we celebrate all the reasons why Fido gets such a special place in our hearts and in our homes. Agility demonstrations, dog adoptions, parade of dogs and much, much more.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
, Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Free with Park Admission

7 Nature Buddies Mosaic Flower Pot Workshop - Lots of different flora and fauna thrive next to certain companions, and they falter next to others. All you need is your best buddy for this unique day of lighthearted creative expression as you make our own mosaic flower pot while learning all about companion gardening. Surround yourself with the companions in our garden as we lunch over this fun topic with one of our Park gardeners at the Old Rock Caf?.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

13 Wildflowers While They Last Guided Hike - The ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series continues when new spring growth brings a deluge of wildflowers to Chimney Rock Park. This moderately-strenuous hike will explore the best wildflower viewing spots accessible by a maintained trail. Bring your favorite wildflower book and learn a few new plants, or merely revisit familiar blooms that will soon disappear for another year. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. Ages: 12 & Up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

May

27 - 28 Shutterbug's 2-Day Nature Photography Clinic - The Park is the perfect backdrop for capturing award-winning shots. Take advantage of this information-packed 2-day clinic with two noted Western, NC professional photographers. Ages: 16 & Up. May 12 - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & May 13 - 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

4 Above the Falling Waters Guided Hike - The ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series continues with a hike along the Skyline Trail. But that?s only the beginning, this jaunt will leave the maintained route at the top of Hickory Nut Falls and travel upstream in search of wildlife and wild woods. Be prepared for uneven terrain, pockets of mud and a strenuous hike up and downhill. Remember to wear comfortable hiking shoes. Ages: 16 & Up

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

12 Warbler Walk Guided Bird Walk - The 2006 ?Simon Says? Series of Guided Bird Walks continues with this Warbler Walk. Dozens of species of warblers breed in the Park. Join Simon Thompson to see or hear all of these species,
including Worm-Eating, Swainson?s, Black-and-White, Hooded and
Yellow-Throated Warblers.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

June

18 Old Growth Forest Guided Hike - This excursion will take participants off-trail and into one of the most scenic forests of Chimney Rock Park, where trees have reached ages of over 200 years and heights over 130 feet. Part of our ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series, you?ll visit at least one state Champion tree and one tree with a trunk over 13 feet in circumference. Learn what defines an old-growth forest and see how it differs from most woodlands we see today. Moderately strenuous, with good walking shoes needed.

Ages: 12 & Up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

26 Flower Power Guided Walk - Join Elisabeth Feil, the Park?s former botanist as she leads you along the Skyline Cliff trail. Depending on the time of flowering this year, you will see yellow mandarin, bellworts, toothwort, violets, sweet shrub, Jack-in-the-pulpit, trilliums and many more fine plants.Wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle and magnifying
glass if you have one. Newcomb?s Wildflower Guide would be helpful.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

1 - 2 Special Deal for Father's Day - A day in the Park is a great gift for Dad! Be sure and ask about our special deal this weekend: Receive one complimentary ticket with the purchase of one regular price adult ticket.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

9 Breeding Birds Guided Bird Hike - Summer is a time of frenzied activity for many resident birds as the 2007 ?Simon Says? guided bird walk series continues. Our Park ornithologist, Simon Thompson, will point out local Downy, Hairy, and Pileated Woodpeckers, who will be noisily feeding their young. Both the summer-resident Scarlet Tanagers and Wood Thrush should be singing and establishing their territories.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

July

16 Botany on the Mountain Guided Hike - Continuing the 2006 ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series with Park naturalist, Ron Lance, this outing will take guests to places along the Four Seasons Trail and then ?down slope? and off trail. This is a strenuous hike through rhododendron and steep slopes, about 2 miles over changing terrain. Hikers will get wonderful insight into various
aspects of plant identification, woods lore, plant edibility/toxicity, and natural history of an old forest, all in a memorable route of travel within the Park.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

17 Breeding Birds Guided Bird Walk - The 2006 ?Simon Says? Guided Bird Walk Series continues. Early summer is a time of frenzied activity for many resident birds. Our Park ornithologist, Simon Thompson, will point out local Downy, Hairy, and Pileated Woodpeckers, who will be noisily feeding their young. Both the summer-resident Scarlet Tanagers and Wood Thrushes should be singing and establishing their territories.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

13 Tale of Leaves Guided Hike - Our ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series continues with a tree identification program spotlighting foliage as the calling cards of our trees and how to read them. Participants will see over 30 types of trees along an easy trail walk, and learn interesting facts and lore about these largest living things in the NC mountains. Remember to wear good walking shoes.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

August

3 Scratch & Sniff Guided Hike - Most of us rely too heavily on our eyes for gathering information about natural history. How often do you use your nose for identifying plants? In this program, part of our ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series, it?s all about sniffing your way through the woodlands. Learn what?s nice, what?s not, what?s edible, and what?s noxious. Only walking shoes and non-stuffy noses required. Ages 8 & Up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

September

22 - 25 Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad - A four-day sports festival including 30 different competitive land and water events including a bike race, triathlon, Run to the Rock at Chimney Rock Park, rock climbing, golf tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort, swim meets and much, much more. Food festival, entertainment and medals.

Address: Various locations throughout Rutherford County
US Hwy 64/74A
, Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hickorynutolympiad.com

31 "Big Tree Bushwack" Guided Hike - View some of the largest tree specimens of the Park. Some of these trees avoided being cut in previous years by growing in difficult to reach places, so be prepared to part a lot of rhododendron branches and cross ravines and rocks to reach them. There are distances to negotiate as well, so be prepared for a strenuous walk of about three miles.Recommended for adventurous hikers age 16 & up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

8 Hawk Watch Guided Bird Hike - The 2007 ?Simon Says? series of guided bird walks continues. This weekend is usually the pea of the Broad-winged Hawk migration. Join ornithologist Simon Thompson to view large flocks, sometimes numbering as many as 500, can be seen soaring over the Park on their way to South America for the winter. Smaller numbers of Sharp-shinned, Cooper?s and Red-shouldered Hawks also pass through. Advanced registration is required.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

October

21 Autumn in the Mountains - Hosted by the British Car Club of WNC. More than 100 British cars are on display in the Meadows from Jaguar XKE Roadsters to Austin Healeys, Morgans and Triumphs to modern day MINIs. Chat with car owners while enjoying the magnificent display of British craftsmanship. Free with Park admission.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

23 Fall Migration Guided Bird Walk - ?The 2006 Simon Says Series? of Guided Bird Walks continues. Hickory Nut Gorge is the annual stop-over for many winged visitors making their way south. Mixed flocks of tanagers, warblers and vireos move through the Gorge on their journey south.The hawk
migration every September and October is a spectacle not to be missed. More than 500 Broad-winged Hawks may be observed soaring together high in the sky. Smaller numbers of Sharp-shinned, Cooper?s and Red-shouldered Hawks also pass through.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

28 Color Me Curious Guided Hike - The 2006 ?Off the Beaten Path? Series of Guided Hikes continues as participants can enjoy the striking brilliance of the leaves from high above Hickory Nut Gorge. Explore areas of the Park seldom seen by visitors as our Park naturalist helps us re-discover nature?s process for preparing for winter. Guests may also get a chance to see deer, wild turkey, grouse, amphibians and reptiles.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

29 Fall Migration Guided Bird Hike - Hickory Nut Gorge is the annual stop-over for many winged visitors making their way south. Mixed flocks of tanagers, warblers and vireos move through the Gorge on their journey south. The 2007 ?Simon Says? series of guided bird walks concludes with ornithologist Simon Thompson?s final hike of this series. Advanced registration is required.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

12 - 13 Haunted Forest - The Park comes alive after dark this Halloween weekend. Bring the whole family and take part in fun Halloween
hikes, hayrides through the Park, storytelling, a costume contest and
much more. After dark.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

November

2 Old Growth Forest Guided Hike - This excursion will take participants off-trail and into one of the most scenic forests of Chimney Rock Park, where trees have reached ages of over 200 years and heights over 130 feet. Part of our ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series, you?ll visit at least one state Champion tree and one tree with a trunk over 13 feet in circumference. Learn what defines an old-growth forest and see how it differs from most woodlands we see today. Moderately strenuous, with good walking shoes needed. Ages: 12 & Up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

December

16 Santa Rappels Chimney Rock - Of all the chimneys in the entire world, Santa likes ours the best. In fact, it?s his annual practice Chimney. So bring the whole family the first or second Saturday in December and get in on the fun.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

23 Santa Rappels Chimney Rock - Of all the chimneys in the entire world, Santa likes ours the best. In fact, it?s his annual practice Chimney. So bring the whole family the first or second Saturday in December and get in on the fun.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

30 Scratch & Sniff Guided Hike - Most of us rely too heavily on our eyes for gathering information about natural history. How often do you use your nose for identifying plants? In this program, part of our ?Off the Beaten Path? Guided Hike Series, it?s all about sniffing your way through the woodlands. Learn what?s nice, what?s not, what?s edible, and what?s noxious. For all ages, only walking shoes and non-stuffy noses required. Ages: 8 & Up.

Address: Chimney Rock Park
US Hwy 64/74A
Chimney Rock, NC 28720 , Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)625-9611 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Fee: Fee

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chimney Rock Village

1920s and 30s style Mountain Village with 40+

Chimney Rock, NC Historic Districts


Evening Shade River Lodging

God has blessed us with a beautiful location surrounded by majestic mountains, views of Chimney Rock & Hickory Nut Falls. Clean, rustic rooms overlook the Rocky Broad River. Enjoy swings, picnic tables, or fish for trout. 1/2 mile to shops &

Chimney Rock, NC Businesses


Wicklow Inn

Quaint riverside Bed & Breakfast with an Irish flair. Enjoy a full hot breakfast on the main deck over the river. Walk to shops & restaurants. Fall asleep to the sound of the river. 5 rooms all with private bath & cable TV.

Chimney Rock, NC Businesses

Things to do near Chimney Rock, NC

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