Visit Roan Mountain

Published 9:49 am Tuesday, July 19, 2022

July 1-31
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month
Price:

* $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

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Thursday, July 21
Tai Chi & Qigong On Stage at Anderson Community Park (behind the post office), Roan Mountain, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Beginning classes with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Excellent for your physical, mental and emotional health.

Thursday, July 21, 28
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Friday, July 22, 29
Farmstead Fridays – 9 a.m. – 12 Noon – Register for the event. Event is free. Meet at the Miller Farmstead. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farmstead to help us maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience is necessary, but volunteers who are experienced with facilities maintenance, farm & gardening work are especially appreciated. Our work may include:

* Gardening & Composting
* Caring for Livestock
* Cleaning and Organizing
Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear, long pants and work gloves (we’ve got loaners if you need them). Tools will be provided, as well as coffee and light refreshments — so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.

Saturday, July 23
The Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series will feature SIGEAN from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Community Park (behind the post office). SIGEAN is a favorite local band playing at many of our wonderful festivals and venues for over two decades. Their genre of music is described as Irish Traditional — lively, poetic, heartwarming and incredibly humorous. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair, spread a blanket, and pack a picnic. Please come and enjoy an evening on the Roan.

Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner – 1 – 2:30 p.m. – Price is $40. Register for the event.
Workshop participants will learn the basics of playing the fiddle, including instrument care, tuning, posture, bow hold, fingering, scales, active listening, learning by ear, and more. No matter what kind of fiddle music you’re interested in, the fundamentals are the same!
No previous experience is required. All you need is a playable fiddle, a recording device, and a desire to learn. If you’d like some advice on finding a starter fiddle, contact the instructor. This workshop is aimed at the adult learner’s attention span, and is not suitable for children. Teenagers aged 15 and older are welcome.
The workshop will be taught by Park Ranger Marcianne O’Day. Marcianne learned to fiddle from her grandfather, starting at the age of seven. She has a minor in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music from ETSU, was a founding member of the ETSU Celtic Band, has toured Scotland and Ireland, and has been teaching for over ten years. She performs across the Southeast with Irish Traditional Band Sigean and enjoys traditional music in many forms.
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Sunday, July 24
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Monday, July 25
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Tuesday, July 26
Miller Farmstead Tour — 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Friday, July 29
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Saturday, July 30
Doe River Snorkeling Excursion – 1 – 3 p.m. Price is $10/Participant Bringing Personal Gear, $20/Participant + Rental Gear. Register for the event. Join in a high-elevation snorkeling adventure with Park Ranger Phil Hylen along the Doe River at 1:00PM on Saturday, July 30th. Starting with a intro snorkeling lesson at the Visitor Center Porch, the excursion will lead up the Doe River with various swim holes to explore local fish, crawfish, insects, salamander, and more! Your findings will help determine the health of the Doe River and any new species will be recorded. Be sure to bring close-toed water shoes to protect your feet. Wet suits are not required, but average water temperatures can be below 60 degrees F.
This adventure is limited to 12 people ages 8+.

Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

Sunday, July 31
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price: $0 / free tour; $5 / optional donation. Register for event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.