Historic New Manchester Mill
Saturday, February 24 12:00PM- 1:30PM & Sunday, February 25 3:00PM-4:30PM
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay” film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back.
Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, February 24 2:00PM-3:30PM & Sunday, February 25 11:00AM- 12:30PM
|Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the five story New Manchester mill from the film "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking.|
Wednesday, February 28 11:00AM-12:30 PM
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on an educational nature/history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended. $3 plus $5 parking.
Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Saturday, February 24 11:00AM-12:30PM
Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers and discuss the medicinal and edible plants along the way. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking.
Late Winter Wildflower Hikes
Saturday, February 24 3:00PM- 5:00PM
Sunday, February 25 2:00PM- 4:00PM
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we may see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, and Green and Gold. Generally, we see 20 to 25 species on this “early in the spring” hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking.
"John Muir Inspired" Identification Hike
Sunday, February 25 12:00PM-1:30PM
No cameras or search engines, only pencil and paper. This hike will be an educational program geared toward identifying native and non-native animal and plant species. Pencil and sketch pad recommended. 8 yrs. and older. Reservations required. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required.
$5 plus $5 parking.