Trail promises cemeteries and rapids

out cemeteriesFriends of the Smokies will host a guided, 9-mile roundtrip hike, Tuesday, Sept. 17, along Noland Creek Trail. The hike runs along a rushing creek and through cemeteries and remnants of home sites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Bryson City.


The outing is meant to highlight historic preservation in the park. The scenic hike will be guided by Sharon McCarthy and Gracia Slater, both who have hiked all the trails in the park.  

The hike is $10 for members of the friends group and $35 for non-members. Meeting locations for the daylong excursion will be in Asheville, Waynesville, and Bryson City. Registration is requested.

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