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Gems of the Forest Birding Hike

Outdoor Recreation
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Venue: Profile Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk

Appropriate for ages 10 and up; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please no dogs.  Join a Park Ranger for a woodland walk among Southern Appalachia's forest gems: song birds. Field guides and binoculars are encouraged and will enhance the experience. Participants should be prepared to hike a two-mile round-trip along a moderately strenuous trail. Trail conditions will vary depending on weather but all participants should wear hiking boots and bring a light jacket. Please contact the park office if you have further questions. 828-963-9522 or


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