Hiking opportunity in Waynesville’s watershed

A hike into the usually closed 8,600-acre Waynesville Watershed is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21.

Twice a year guided hikes are offered to allow residents and interested citizens an opportunity to view the property first-hand. This first hike of the year will conclude by 2 p.m. Naturalist Don Hendershot, Peter Bates of Western Carolina University and Blair Ogburn, senior naturalist with Balsam Mountain Trust, will lead the hike, which is a three- to five-mile trek in moderately strenuous terrain.

Hikers should bring their own lunch, water, appropriate clothing, hat, rain gear and wear sturdy shoes. Birders should also bring their binoculars. The group will leave from the Waynesville Water Plant, and directions will be sent upon registration. No pets allowed.   828.452.2491 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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