Blue Ridge Conservancy will offer five guided hikes, including the Kids in Nature Hikes, from April to October in 2017.
This is a great chance to get outside and explore some new places in the High Country that you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to explore (excluding Pond Mountain, which is open for public access and managed by the Wildlife Resource Commission).
Although on private property, each hike is located on conservation easement lands held by BRC. The landowners all gave special permission for BRC to host each hike.
All hikes are guided by a naturalist and BRC’s staff, and are free to BRC members. Non-members are encouraged to sign up for a membership prior to the hike.
To sign up for a hike please visit www.blueridgeconservancy.org or call BRC at 828-264-2511. Each Saturday hike is considered strenuous, ranging from 3-6 miles. We meet at 9am, with each hike lasting a few hours, depending on the group’s pace. Directions and hiking logistics will be emailed to those signed up the week prior to the hike.
On the Kids in Nature hike we will explore the Boone United Trail to learn more about what’s living in the forests in our own backyards. Plan to join your child for a fun-filled morning of adventure on this easy, ~1.5 hour Boone area hike.
BRC 2017 Hike Schedule:
Saturday, April 15 Hike: Camp Lutherock
Wednesday June 21 Kids in Nature Hike: Boone United Trail (10:30am)
Saturday July 15 Hike: Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm
Saturday, August 19 Hike: Pond Mountain Traditional & Challenge Route
Saturday, October 7 Hike: Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike