Spring Sunrise Breakfast at Chimney Rock State Park & More

A vacation in Western North Carolina is not complete without a visit to Chimney Rock State Park. In fact, going there once is not enough because there is so much natural beauty to behold. That is why many people opt for purchasing an annual pass to the park. It is much more cost efficient and offers some great additional benefits. Interested? Click here for the details. Annual passes can be purchased online.

One of the benefits Chimney Rock State Park Sunriseof being an annual pass holder is gaining access to special events held at Chimney Rock State Park. This weekend on Saturday, April 20 the park's pass holders are invited to a Spring Sunrise Breakfast complete with a continental breakfast that includes fruit, pastries, juice, and of course, hot coffee. The sunrise breakfast in the fall was so popular, that the spring sunrise event was added. The opportunity to watch the sun rise over Lake Lure is a crowd-pleaser.

To RSVP for the event, be sure to call 800.277.9611 by April 17 (that is today, so don't delay!). The cost for the Spring Sunrise Breakfast event is only $5 per pass holder with children under the age of 5 admitted for free. The gates open at 5:45a.m. with the sunrise visible at approximately 6:50a.m.

Get your cameras and smartphones ready to capture the spectacular array of colors over a vast scenic mountain landscape. Chimney Rock State Park would love to see what you capture. If you're interested in sharing, you can upload your favorite sunrise photo to their Facebook page.

Another noteworthChimney Rock State Park Wildflowersy event taking place that same day (Saturday, April 20) at Chimney Rock State Park is the Spring Wildflower Walk. This event is for daily visitors and pass holders alike. This is a 1-2 mile walk along the Four Seasons Trail with frequent stops to study in detail the park's 700 plus species of plants. The quest is to see as many varieties of the native wildflowers as possible on the hike including trillium, violets and Flame Azaleas to name a few. The walk is led by wildflower photographer Steven Faucette.

The cost of the Spring Wildflower Walk is $18 for adults, $9 for children ages 5-15, $3 for annual pass holders, and free for children under the age of 5. That price includes park admission. Register online here for the event.

If you can't make the Spring Wildflower Walk on Saturday, visit any time in April and May and enjoy the wildflowers in bloom as you hike the paths and trails. You can find out what's blooming and what to look for during your visit.

Chimney Rock State Chimney RockPark is nested in the mountains of North Carolina just 25 miles southeast of Asheville. From the top of Chimney Rock itself are 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The park offers many mountain hiking trails suited for all ages and abilities. The park is also pet-friendly for leashed and vaccinated pets. It's a must-see!

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Have you been to Chimney Rock State Park? What's your favorite memory? We'd love to hear from you. Our comment section is always open.

Just a quick note that at the writing of this blog, Chimney Rock State Park is currently closed due to NC DOT working to remove a boulder on one of the main roads entering the park. The parks plans to reopen as soon as possible. You can find daily updates here.

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