Roan Mountain Events Calendar

Published 9:31 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

Monday, Nov. 20

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Roan Mountain Community Christmas Tree Lighting — Come help celebrate this wonderful time of year with a community Christmas tree lighting. We will have live entertainment by Cloudland Elementary and Cloudland High School. Light refreshments will be provided while we await the arrival of Santa. A special community guest will flip the switch and the Roan Mountain Community will be aglow with Christmas spirit for the upcoming holiday season. Come out and enjoy an evening of community fellowship and excitement.

Friday, Nov. 24

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6:30 a.m. – Sunrise — Early Bird Special Doorbuster — No, you won’t be fighting crowds at the mall to save a few bucks on a new television or waiting in line in the early hours of the morning to snag some “doorbuster” special. This Black Friday, set your alarm to get out of bed early and join a Park Ranger to enjoy sunrise over Roan Mountain. No stress, no crowds, no over-hyped commercialization of your holiday weekend in an effort to make you spend more money. Just the peace and tranquility provided by observing a quiet moment of beauty in nature. Meet a Park Ranger at the Miller Farmstead Entrance Gate just off Highway 143 in Roan Mountain State Park at 6:30 a.m. to caravan to the Farmstead Overlook for sunrise viewing. Please dress in warm layers. You may bring a camp chair and/or blankets if you choose. This program will be canceled in case of bad weather. Meet at the Farmstead Gate.

Monday, January 1

9 – 11 a.m. — First Day Hike — Start the New Year off right with Roan Mountain State Park’s First Hike of 2018. Join a Park Ranger for a winter morning hike along the frosty Doe River. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. We will be hiking approximately 1 mile out and 1 mile back along the Tom Gray Trail. Please be prepared for cold, windy, and perhaps even snowy conditions as the average January temperature in Roan Mountain is 24 degrees! Following the hike, we will warm up with hot chocolate at Picnic Shelter 3.

Please register in advance for this event.