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Haywood Rec offers hiking outings

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Haywood County Recreation is hosting a series of hikes throughout June. All hikes are subject to cancelation due to harsh weather. 

June 6 and 13 — Plant Identification 

Join us at the Haywood Community college for a walk on the newly built and very beautiful nature trail during which a guide will point out the different plants.

June 12 — Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap 

This hike is in the Smokies, so a parking pass will be needed. Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. This is a strenuous hike and may be done as a point to point or out and back, so be prepared for a distance up to 10 miles.

June 18 — Hike Preparedness 

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Know what to always have in a pack and what to do when running out of daylight. Meet at the Standing Rock Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 10 a.m. Bring a chair, water, snacks and a hiking pack. 

June 19 — Flat Creek Trail to Heintooga Road 

This hike is in the Smokies, so a parking pass will be needed. Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. This is an easy to moderate hike of 5.2 miles. 

June 29 — Polls Gap to Cove Creek Road    

This hike is in the Smokies, so a parking pass will be needed. This is a point-to-point hike of 10 miles and should be considered strenuous. Hikers meet at 8 a.m.

Visit haywoodcountync.gov/recreation to register.

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