First Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1st at 11:00am
Start out the New Year right with a hike; remember what you do on New Year’s Day you do all year long! This will be an easy, 1-mile hike and is suitable
for all ages. The hike will feature educational stops and will
feature two of the Cliff's new trails! Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable sturdy shoes. Meet in the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
National Play Outside Day - Winter Games
Saturday, January 4th at 2:00pm
Think you have what it takes to win our winter games? Test your physical and mental prowess with a series of outdoor activities and games. Program geared towards elementary and middle school ages, or the young at heart. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Campfire in the Woods
Saturday, January 11th at 3:00pm
Come warm up by the fireside. Join us for an afternoon campfire program as we kick off this year’s park theme…FIRE. Topics will include fire safety and importance. As always, we will conclude with a roasted snack.
Meet at the Overlook Amphitheater.
National Dress Up Your Pet Hike
Sunday, January 12th at 2:00pm
Celebrate “National Dress Up Your Pet Day” a little early. Bring your dog out for a leisurely stroll through the park as we hike approximately 2 miles on the Lake Trail. All FRIENDLY and LEASHED dogs are welcome. For an added bonus, dress up your pet and they’ll receive a special treat. Meet at the Visitor Center. dead of winter. As always, we will wrap up the campfire with marshmallows. Meet at the Overlook Amphitheater.
Wildlife in Winter
Saturday, January 25th at 2:00pm
Join us to learn about winter in the park and the strategies local wildlife use to survive the cold months. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk to look for winter wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Sunday, January 26th at 2:00pm
Join a ranger to learn about the types of trees in the park and how to tell them apart during the winter months. This program will include a short hike to see some of the parks historical Long Leaf pine trees.
Meet at the Visitor Center.