Explore Bottom Creek Gorge
Enjoy a dramatic view of one of Virginia’s tallest waterfalls! This hike through Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve covers a moderate 4.5 mile loop and features sections of old growth forest, remnants of historic homesteads, and an impressive overlook of Bent Mountain Falls. Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Bottom Creek Gorge (ages 10+) 50134 12/8/2018 - 12/8/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Explore Poor Mountain
Home of the globally rare shrub known as “piratebush”, Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve is also the site of one of Roanoke County’s least-travelled trail systems. This hike will cover 4 miles of somewhat strenuous hilly terrain, with a beautiful overlook view as your reward! Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Poor Mountain (ages 10+) 50136 2/9/2019 - 2/9/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Indoor Pool Info
Explore Read Mountain
Explore one of Roanoke County’s lesser known trail systems! This hike through the 243 acre Read Mountain Preserve features a 5 mile loop traversing moderate to strenuous rocky terrain and a terrific overlook view at the top of the Buzzard’s Rock Trail. Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Read Mountain (ages 10+) 50135 1/12/2019 - 1/12/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Join a naturalist lead hike through Explore Park to see how many items you can find and check-off your Scavenger Checklist. This activity is great for getting outside, using your senses, and observing nature. Work as a team or make it a competition. As we hike we’ll collect some items to use in making a nature craft, that can be used as a seasonal decoration or holiday ornament. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Please dress weather appropriate. This program meets at Visitor Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Seasonal Scavenger Hunt (ages 5+) 52179 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Winter Survival Skills: Animal Edition
Wild animals cannot go inside and turn up the heat to escape the winter chill! So, what can they do to survive the harsh, cold, and barren landscape? Join a naturalist for a winter walk through Explore Park and discover what challenges the animals of Roanoke County face and how they make it through the winter. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-registration is required. Please dress weather appropriate. This program meets at Visitor Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Winter Survival Skills: Animal Edition (ages 5+) 52180 1/19/2019 - 1/19/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info