Visit Roan Mountain

Published 8:51 am Thursday, November 14, 2019

Friday, Nov. 15

Meet our Mountain Museum Tour – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – On Friday, November 15th at 3:00 PM, join Ranger Phil Hylen at the porch of our Visitor’s Center to embark on a tour of our museum followed by a brief 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

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Historical Weapons of the Roan Demonstration – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – On Saturday, November 16th from 3-5 PM, join Ranger Phil Hylen at the Roan Mountain State Park Headquarters to see how hunting and weaponry have 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. Parents 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 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – From 10AMNoon on Saturday, November 23rd, join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for an introductory workshop into birding with a twist! Participants will enjoy a beginner’s 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 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am – 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!