High Ropes- Aerial Adventure and Zip Line
Leave the ground behind and conquer new heights on Camp Roanoke's aerial ropes course. Participants will have the opportunity to ascend into the trees, with safety at the forefront of the experience, and navigate through an exciting series of eight different high ropes challenges before dismounting, via an exhilarating zip line, and returning to the ground. All safety equipment and instruction will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight for participation is 250 lbs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register High Ropes- Aerial Adventure and Zip Line (ages 12+) 50130 10/6/2018 - 10/6/2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sa Camp Roanoke Info
Flora & Fauna: Intro to Historic Uses
Explore and discover the variety of flora and fauna of the park and find out how previous generations relied on the bounty of the forest to survive and thrive! Many basic needs such as food, medicine, shelter, clothes, household items, and more, can be found within the Explore Park boundaries! Hands-on samples of animal and plant products will be available, as well as other educational resources. Course meets at the Journey's End Parking Lot. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-registration is required.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Flora & Fauna: Intro to Historic Uses (5+) 52176 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Horseback Riding- Scenic Trail Ride
You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Reba Farm. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transportation, helmets, and tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Horseback Riding- Scenic Trail Ride (ages 8+) 50127 9/29/2018 - 9/29/2018 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Horseback Riding Wildlife Excursion
It's time to saddle up and experience the sights and sounds of the local wildlife. Create and share homemade treats with some of the critters on a fun filled and scenic horseback trail ride. Following this, enjoy a delicious and hearty cowboy style meal at Reba Farm Inn's Bed and Breakfast. You'll then remount your horse and conclude the day with a ride back to the stables. No experience necessary. Transportation, dinner, helmets and all tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Horseback Riding- Wildlife Excursion (ages 8+) 50131 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Mountain Biking 101
Leave the asphalt behind and let us get you in gear for the trails. Learn the basics of mountain biking with an International Mountain Bike Association certified instructor. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to get out there on your own. Our guides also provide plenty of information on the best local trails and rides suited for your ability, which is helpful for anyone new to the sport. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes, helmets, and all instruction provided. Course will meet at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor's Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Mountain Biking 101 (ages 13+, 10/23) 52167 10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tu Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Spring Hollow Exploration
The Spring Hollow Reservoir holds 3.2 billion gallons of water and is used as an important drinking water source, but this protected space also serves as a haven for wildlife and natural beauty. Experience this watershed that is generally closed to the public with our partners from the Western Virginia Water Authority. We will begin with a five mile interpretive hike around the reservoir—including the opportunity to cross over the 990 foot long dam. Afterwards, we will tour the Spring Hollow Water Treatment Facility and learn more about our drinking water’s journey from the Roanoke River to the faucet. Please pack a lunch for the hike and a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Spring Hollow Exploration (ages 10+) 50129 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sa Spring Hollow Treatment Facility Info
Stand Up Paddleboarding
SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by a certified paddleboard instructor followed by time in the water to practice and hone your paddling skills. Top off the practice sessions with a trip on the river to get a true SUP experience. Must be able to swim. Classes designed for beginners. All equipment, gear, and instruction included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+, 10/6) 52172 10/6/2018 - 10/6/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Carvins Cove Boat Ramp Info
Register Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+, 9/25) 52171 9/25/2018 - 9/25/2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tu Carvins Cove Boat Ramp Info
Western Riding Lessons (ages 8+)
Ready to ride like a cowboy? Learn horsemanship skills that are needed with any discipline of riding. Get a hands-on experience in this new weekly program at Explore Park Simply the most advanced lessons available, whether you're a beginner or experienced rider. Learn with a proven method that will take you further than you have ever imagined.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Western Horsemanship Riding Lessons (Ages 8+) 33655 10/9/2018 - 11/13/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM W Explore Pa Info
North Carolina Day Trip
Travel over 2,000 miles in elevation changes as we take you into the beautiful mountains of North Carolina! Nestled only about 3 hours from Roanoke, we will explore new heights of the famous Blowing Rock, surrounding town, as well as the shops and amenities of Boone, North Carolina. The cost of this full day trip will include a breakfast biscuit on the bus, admission into the Blowing Rock overlook, lunch, and transportation. Dinner and all shopping purchases are not included in the price.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register High Country Adventures (age 18+) 31608 10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018 Th Info
Elf the Musical: Barter Theatre
Join Buddy the Elf as he ventures to New York City to find his true identity in this hilarious and entertaining take on the famous movie “Elf.” Before heading to the show at the historic Barter Theatre, we will eat lunch at Rain Restaurant located in Downtown Abington. Fee includes theater ticket, lunch, transportation, and escort.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Barter Theatre: Elf the Musical (age 18+) 31610 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018 Th Info
Backyard Birds (ages 5+)
Have you ever wondered which song birds and woodpeckers are visiting your backyard birdfeeders? Join us to find out how to attract birds, what they eat, and how to identify the feathered friends that visit and live the park and your own backyard. Participants will make a feeder and birding journal to take home! Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Pre-registration is required and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Program meets at the Visitor Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register All About Bats (5+) 52174 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Register Backyard Birds! (5+) 52175 11/3/2018 - 11/3/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Nature Story, Hike, and Craft
Join the park naturalist for a nature story, hike, and fun and educational nature craft! Enjoy a story about the wonders of wildlife, then bundle up and head outside for a nature walk. After we explore the winter landscape, we will head back inside for craft time and hot chocolate! Please be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. This program is geared towards children and families, but all are welcome to attend! Pre- registration is required and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. This program meets at the Visitor Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Nature Story, Hike, and Craft (5+) 52177 12/1/2018 - 12/1/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+)
Experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road. Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Bring Your Own Horse! Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33511 11/25/2018 - 11/25/2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Giving Thanks! (ages 8+) 33508 11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM F Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Veterans Day Salute! (ages 8+) 33503 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33501 10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33502 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33507 10/3/2018 - 10/3/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM W Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33509 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33510 11/25/2018 - 11/25/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Obstacle Trail Ride (ages 8+)
Test your horsemanship with a unique obstacle course challenge at the Niagara Ranch at Explore Park. Choose from a bring your own horse session on October 20 or use Reba Farm horses on November 17. Learn how to work your horse through the obstacles with expert help when needed. It's great for anyone who loves horses and riding. Prizes will be awarded to the top three riders! Advance registration is required. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Horseback Obstacle Trail Ride - Bring Your Own Horse (ages 8+) 33504 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Horseback Obstacle Trail Ride - With Reba Farm Horses (ages 8+) 33505 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Horseback Clinic & Trail Ride at Explore (ages 8+)
You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Explore Park's Nigara Ranch. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Horseback Riding- Clinic & Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33506 11/3/2018 - 11/3/2018 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+)
Get into the spirit of the season with a trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. Decorate a tree with edible ornaments for the wildlife, then come back to the ranch for a hot meal. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Per person fee includes all helmets, tack, equipment supplies and food.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33512 12/1/2018 - 12/1/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Register Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33513 12/2/2018 - 12/2/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Register Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33514 12/22/2018 - 12/22/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages
Ring in the new year on horseback with a 1.5 hour trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Bring Your Own Horse - Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33516 12/30/2018 - 12/30/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Register Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33515 12/29/2018 - 12/29/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Explore Park Camping - Go-Fest Exclusive
The Go Outside Festival one of the East Coast's premiere outdoor events! New this year, pitch your tent with us at Explore Park, only 15 minutes from the event venue. Reserve your spot in a primitive group campsite in a remote and beautiful wooded setting. Take advantage of convenient parking, group campfire locations and picnic areas each evening before you head back to the big event. Only $10 per tent for a two night stay.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Park Camping - Go-Fest Exclusive 10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018 Su,F,Sa Explore Pa Info