May
23
Thu
Waterfalls ‘n Wine @ The Pisgah Field School Tickets
May 23 @ 11:00 am – Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfalls 'n Wine @ The Pisgah Field School

With over 250 waterfalls in Transylvania County alone, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start looking for them! Let us do all of the hard work as Pisgah Field School staff guides you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah using our 15-passenger van, leaving room for some education on the unique history of our Appalachian Mountains and a little flora and fauna ID along the way. We’ll end the day in beautiful downtown Brevard for a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines. Hiking up to 2-miles on uneven terrain required. Rain or shine event.

May
29
Wed
Things That Go BUMP In The Night @ Pisgah Field School Tickets
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 10:30 pm
Things That Go BUMP In The Night @ Pisgah Field School

When the sun sets during summer, who knows what nocturnal creatures call the Pisgah National Forest home? From blue ghost fireflies, owls and coyotes to black bears and tree frogs, join us for a night of exploration as we search the forest for anything nocturnal! Guide and local naturalist Bryan Suson will talk about who comes out when the sun goes down, then lead a night hike in Andy Cove in search of anything nocturnal, even setting up some special lights to capture a few insect friends. As we continue onto the trails, we’ll shut off the lights, let our eyes adjust, look for movement and search for our forest friends. This family-friendly event is one that you don’t want to miss, but please do not bring pets of any kind. They may scare away our furry and feathery friends! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Aug
1
Thu
NC Mineral and Gem Festival @ Spruce Pine Commons Tickets
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
NC Mineral and Gem Festival @ Spruce Pine Commons

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the NC Mineral and Gem Festival in Spruce Pine, NC…the world’s most important mining district. Vendors from around the country bring gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, crystals and more for visitors to shop for and enjoy. Special exhibits and mine tours are also a part of the 4 day festival. Area attractions include the Museum of NC Minerals, Blue Ridge Parkway, area gem mines, charming downtowns and amazing outdoor recreation.

Aug
13
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Aug 13 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Sep
10
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Sep 10 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Oct
8
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Oct 8 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Nov
12
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Nov 12 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Dec
10
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Dec 10 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)