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What's New at Chimney Rock?

What's New at Chimney Rock?

Go for the goats! Photo by KD Ecological Services. Chimney Rock State Park has long been a favorite spot among outdoor adventurers and families alike. And new happenings in the works for the summer are sure to please both crowds. Recent visitors to the attraction may have noticed some unique “workers” on the grounds – goats, 15 of them to be exact! For the last few weeks, the “goats of the gorge,”

5 Father's Day Gifts That Aren't Ties

5 Father's Day Gifts That Aren't Ties

Or Socks... Packages & Deals for Dad Father's Day at The Omni Grove Park Inn Reminder: Father's Day is June 15. And if Dad's closet has become a jungle of gifts from Father's Days past, this might be the perfect year to mix things up. Here are some fresh ideas that Dad--and the rest of the family--is sure to love. 1. To a Tee The Omni Grove Park Inn is honoring fathers this year with a weekend

How Does Santa Do It?

How Does Santa Do It?

Witness Santa's Pre-Holiday Workout in a Daring Rock Climb In order to climb down (and back up!) millions of chimneys all across the world on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus has got to be in pretty good shape. How does he get to be so fit? Practicing, of course! On Saturday, December 7 and 14 at Chimney Rock State Park , Santa will be climbing one of the world's largest natural chimneys in preparation

Win Tickets: Hunger Games Movie and Adventures

Win Tickets: Hunger Games Movie and Adventures

Watch Hunger Games Under the Stars at Chimney Rock State Park. Catch an outdoor screening of The Hunger Games at Chimney Rock State Park this Saturday, September 7. This is your opportunity to get reacquainted with your favorite film characters prior to the November 22 release of the sequel Catching Fire . Fans of the hit movie may recall the mountains surrounding Asheville were used for filming

Movie in the Meadows

Movie in the Meadows

The Last of the Mohicans Returns to Chimney Rock for 20th Anniversary. It’s not often that movie fans get to watch their favorite flick where it was filmed. For the 20th anniversary of The Last of the Mohicans , Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park  will be presenting the movie outdoors on a 43-foot screen this Saturday, June 16, 2012 starting at 8:45 p.m. Enjoy this outdoor movie

Attracting Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Attracting Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Chimney Rock Park Offers How-To Workshop For Building Backyard Habitats. Learn how to make your backyard a habitat for butterflies, birds and bees at a how-to workshop being hosted by Chimney Rock Park this Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 9AM until noon. Here's the full release... Why are butterflies, birds and bees attracted to some plants more than others? Did you know native plants are up to

Would You Survive?

Would You Survive?

Survival Skills Workshops Offered At Chimney Rock Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park   will host a three-part workshop series on survival skills this spring to better equip people for outdoor adventures and short-term survival in the wilderness.   Part 1: Basic Wilderness First Aid Saturday, March 10; 9am-noon Don’t let minor incidents stop you in your tracks—keep moving in the

Hike Off The Beaten Path

Hike Off The Beaten Path

Winter Views at Chimney Rock State Park Experience the best in winter hikes! Chimney Rock State Park is hosting the first in a series of " Off the Beaten Path " guided hikes this Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM. This Winter Wonderland themed hike is offered at no additional cost with paid park admission. Our friends over at Chimney Rock had this to say about the hike:  "The Park’s

Extreme Santa Will Climb Chimney Rock

Extreme Santa Will Climb Chimney Rock

Climbing up and down chimneys across the world is no easy task. That's why Santa Claus has to start training well ahead of time (cue Eye of the Tiger). This Saturday, December 3 (and also on December 10) starting at 11AM, you can see this extreme training in action as Santa will climb the enormous rock face that makes up Chimney Rock State Park . USA Today calls this event one of

Photo of the Day: Fall Color at Chimney Rock

Photo of the Day: Fall Color at Chimney Rock

Here is an amazing display of fall color captured by Steve Karol at Chimney Rock State Park . The vibrant autumn colors are really starting to show this week and we expect full peak to be arriving within the next week or so. If you haven't made your travel plans yet, then now is the time! Be sure to keep up with the fall color report - updated weekly. Want to submit a photo for the photo of the

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