Chimney Rock April Events

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Naturalist Niche: Spring Wildflowers
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder; Advance registration required
This walk is a great way to explore some of our more moderate hiking options while learning about our colorful spring flowers. You’ll be surprised to find such a variety of plants within such a small area of the Park. Along the way, we’ll also touch on other local flora and fauna. This hike is considered moderate. You will descend the Four Seasons Trail from the top lot, but you won’t have to hike back up. Transportation will be provided.

We love our visitor’s furry friends, but we do understand that some hike participants may consider animals a distraction on the trail. Pets are not allowed on Naturalist Niche hikes because of this.

Advance registration is required. Please use the link below to purchase your ticket(s). Cost includes Park admission for the day.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Spring Homeschool Day
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm with optional afternoon activities
Cost: $13 adults, no charge annual passholder; $14 youth, $8.50 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder
Our annual Spring Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to start the warmer season with a day full of learning. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students.

Advance registration is required. Please use the link below to register. Cost includes Park admission for the day.


SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Earth Day
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Help us celebrate the NC Science Festival! Public and private conservationists have been protecting lands in and around Chimney Rock for well over 100 years. Join state park rangers, regional biologists, and other environmental educators to learn about the great work being done to protect our beautiful landscape. Booths will be located in Chimney Rock Village behind the Old Rock Cafe, and this event will take place rain or shine.


SATURDAY, APRIL 28 – SUNDAY, APRIL 29
From Dusk to Dawn 2-Day Photo Workshop
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $250 fee. Camping is an additional $8 per person.
Join Professional Photographer Chuck Hill for this two-day workshop focusing on nature’s beauty at all hours of the day. This class will discuss and review panos, types of scenic photography and the equipment needed to make a photo pop.