Visit Roan Mountain

Published 8:54 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

Saturday, Nov. 9

Old Time Yule Celebration — 1-3 p.m. — Celebrate Christmas with Roan Mountain State Park at the historic Miller Farmstead. This 1800s Christmas celebration will feature old-time traditional Christmas music, cookies and refreshments, a campfire, tours of the historic farmstead, and an old-timey letter writing station to Santa. In case of bad weather, this event may be moved to the Conference Center. If the event will be moved, notice will be given on our Facebook Page and a sign redirecting traffic from the Farmstead entrance will be posted. Meet at: Miller Farmstead

BCHET Annual Members Meeting beginning at 4 p.m. at the Farm Bureau in Jonesborough. Dr Christy Miller will be the guest speaker.

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Sunday, Nov. 10

Evening Campfire and Starwatch – 8:00PM – 9:30PM – Join Ranger Phil Hylen starting at 8PM on Sunday, November 10th at the cabin area campfire ring for an evening star gaze and campfire. Participants will enjoy S’mores, stories of the night sky and views of the stars, planets, and more! This program is free with no registration. The cabin campfire rings is best accessed by parking at the cabin 21-30 parking lot. Meet at: Cabin Area Fire Ring

Monday, Nov. 11

Roan Mountain Lodge #566 F&AM will meet in Stated Communication at the Lodge Hall at 7 p.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and visiting brethren are always welcome.

Friday, Nov. 15

Meet our Mountain Museum Tour – 3:00PM – 4:00PM – On Friday, November 15th at 3:00PM, join Ranger Phil Hylen at the porch of our Visitor’s Center to embark on a tour of our museum followed by a breif walk around the river and grounds. This is a great way to learn more about beautiful Roan Mountain while creating your own check-list of must-see things on your Roan adventure! Meet at: Visitor Center Porch

Saturday, Nov. 16

Historical Weapons of the Roan Demonstration – 3:00PM – 5:00PM – On Saturday, November 16th from 3-5PM, join Ranger Phil Hylen at the Roan Mountain State Park Headquarters to see how hunting and weaponry has evolved over the many ages in our region. Participants will learn about various ages of weaponry and hunting tools while learning how each works on our historical weapon range. Participants will experience the atlatl, archery, tomahawks, and more! This activity is limited to 12 people with a maintenance fee of $8.00 per person. Register for your spot today! Meet at: Park Headquarters

Owl Pellets – 10:00am – 11:00am – What do owls eat? Why do they regurgitate pellets? What’s in an owl pellet? Some things are better to learn hands on! If you have a curious future scientist then this is the program for them! We will dissect real owl pellets and learn about the eat and digestive process of owls. This program is $5.00 per person and is limited to children ages 6-12. There are only 20 spots available. Parent’s or guardians accompanying the child are free. We will meet at the TEC Lodge located in the Old Cabin Area at 10:00 am! Meet at: TEC Lodge

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Adventures of Birding Mini-Workshop – 10:00AM – 12:00PM – From 10AM-Noon on Saturday, November 23rd, join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a introductory workshop into birding with a twist! Participants will enjoy a beginners birding workshop for our wintering birds of TN, a live owl experience, and a chance to learn a fun family craft that will showcase your favorite wintering birds for the holiday season. Coffee and donuts will be available at the headquarters to warm up after a brisk hike.

This class will take place starting and ending at the park headquarters building. Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles, hiking shoes, a camera, and dress for outdoor conditions. Binoculars are also recommended, but extra will be available. A small birding hike will travel ~0.5 miles. This course is limited to 20 participants at a fee of $10.00 per person. Meet at: Park Headquarters Building

Friday, Nov. 29

After Thanksgiving Hike – 10:00am – 11:00am – It’s time to burn off that delicious Thanksgiving meal by taking a quick hike in the woods! Join Park Ranger Keifer Helle at the Campground Check-In Station for a hike on the Tom Gray Trail. While we’re hiking, we’ll be observing and discovering many of the neat natural features that make the Appalachian Mountains so unique. Weather is a little unpredictable this time of year, so make sure you bring sturdy boots, and warm clothes!