Spring Hike Week

Sunday, March 22, 2009

As part of the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Fontana Dam Village Resort will be sponsoring Spring Hike Week from April 19 thru April 23.

Spring Hike Week is a celebration of the scenic splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains and the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Many hikes will take place in the southwestern area of the park, including hikes to Twenty Mile Ranger Station, Hazel Creek, Eagle Creek and as far south as the Tsali Recreation area on Fontana Lake.

Seminars and hikes are also planned around nature conservancy; preservation of burial grounds in the communities of Proctor, Fairview and Cable Cove (communities that were displaced when the construction of Fontana Dam flooded the Little Tennessee River Valley).

There will also be Bluegrass concerts and cookouts at Fontana Village throughout the week.

All hiking events and seminars are free of charge.

For more information, visit www.fontanavillage.com or phone 828-498-2211.

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