Roan Mountain State Park to host several informational sessions, cleanup events in April

Published 5:05 pm Monday, April 4, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
From wildflowers to tomahawk tossing, Roan Mountain State Park has a variety of programs to interest residents during April.
Roan Mountain State Park’s Farmstead Fridays will continue during the month of April, providing people with an opportunity to help maintain the Miller Farmstead, one of the park’s most historic areas.
Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan will lead the efforts. No special experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm and gardening work are especially appreciated by the park. Work that volunteers can expect to be doing include gardening and composting, caring for livestock, as well as cleaning and organizing.
These volunteering opportunities will take place each Friday during the month of April, with dates being April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29. Those interested can register here.
Also taking place at Roan Mountain State Park this month include several informational sessions, with the first event happening April 16 with the Wildflower Study Tour at Moonshiner’s Run.
The cost for the tour is $5, and participants will have the chance to join Roan Mountain Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a guided wildflower tour of the Moonshiner’s Run Trail from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will meet at the Park’s Visitor Center before traveling together to the trailhead to hike the 1 mile round-trip trail.
The next day, April 17, will feature a similar event, this time on the park’s Blue 2 trail. Participants are encouraged to bring good hiking shoes, water, and a camera or field guide.
On April 24, beginning at 2 p.m., those who would like to learn the skill of tomahawk throwing will have the chance to with the park’s Tomahawk Toss event.
Tomahawks will be provided, and no previous Tomahawk-throwing experience is required to enjoy this fun program. Participants will meet at shed three, and the cost for this event is $5 per person.
To learn more about all these events and to register, visit https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/roan-mountain.

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