The three-mile round-trip hike will follow Big Creek to Midnight Hole, a waterfall and swimming hole. The trail was a logging that is even accessible for jogging strollers. Blair Bishop from the Haywood Community College forestry department will discuss forestry, forest management practices, and the history of logging in that section of the park. Eric Romaniszyn from Haywood Waterway Association will discuss watershed ecology and water quality issues and solutions in Haywood County. Snacks will be provided afterwards.
Meet at the Big Creek parking lot at noon, located off exit 451 off I-40 just after crossing the Tennessee line.