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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Evening Campfire

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Join a ranger for a National Park tradition—the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you’re guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Down on the Farm

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 AM

    Walk down to the farm and see what activities may have kept families busy yesterday and today. Activities vary.

  • Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Take a self-guided tour of the second floor of Cone Manor. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Hike of the Week

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Join Parkway rangers for a hike to explore various areas on the southern end of the parkway. Topics and locations vary each week.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A Walk in the Woods

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Do you have a few minutes? Get away from the hustle and bustle by taking an easy stroll and discover stories of history and nature along this scenic, wooded trail.

  • Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Listen to old-time, mountain music in the breezeway of the visitor center.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Branching Out

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Porch Talk

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Did you know that the Smokies is one of the most diverse places in the world? Join a ranger to learn more during this "Ranger's Choice" style program.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Hike with a Naturalist

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Get outside, connect with nature, and explore the Smokies!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Talking Tombstones

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us.

  • Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Join a ranger for a leisurely walk around Abbott Lake.

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial

    Fall/Winter/Spring Programs

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time:

    The Fall/Winter/Spring program schedule varies daily as staff is available. Check the schedule at the visitor center when you arrive.

  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Fall/Winter/Spring Program Schedule

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time:

    The Fall/Winter/Spring program schedule varies daily as staff is available. Check the schedule at the visitor center when you arrive.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger Explorer

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    Explore life beneath the trees. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we reveal what is hidden on the forest floor. Easy to Moderate.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Evening Hayride

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Enjoy a ranger-led open air hayride viewing wildlife and discovering the diversity of Cades Cove. Fee: $14 per person.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    No Nails Needed

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

    Have you ever wondered how the wooden structures on the farm are held together? Join a ranger to learn how buildings were constructed in Southern Appalachia without using nails!

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Come see a demonstration of historical hand crafts, such as Crocheted Rag Rugs, Corn Husk Dolls, and Quilting.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Freshwater Wilderness

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Join a Ranger to learn more about the complex world of plants and animals found in and around our mountain streams. Easy.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Join a ranger to discover the many ways that World War I touched the mountains of Western North Carolina.

  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Fall/Winter/Spring Program Schedule

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time:

    The Fall/Winter/Spring program schedule varies daily as staff is available. Check the schedule at the visitor center when you arrive.

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial

    Fall/Winter/Spring Programs

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time:

    The Fall/Winter/Spring program schedule varies daily as staff is available. Check the schedule at the visitor center when you arrive.

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