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#OptOutside Hike – Mingus Creek Cemetery

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

| Free

Friday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. – Mingus Creek Cemetery Hike

The 4.2-mile roundtrip hike on the Mingus Creek Trail is rated moderate but does have several steeps section near the cemeteries. The trail parallels Mingus Creek with several log foot bridges along the way. The ranger leading the hike will share some of the burial traditions and customs represented in the cemeteries of the Smokies to discover the beliefs and values that defined this southern Appalachian community as we visit two historic cemeteries. The guided portion of the hike will end after 2.1 miles at the Mingus Creek Cemetery. Participants can return to their cars at their own pace, further explore the area, or enjoy a picnic lunch near the cemetery. Meet in the Mingus Mill parking area, less than a mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, along Newfound Gap Road.

For more information, call the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at 828-497-1904.

Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

National Park Service
Phone:
865-436-1200
Website:
nps.gov/grsm

Venue

Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill Access Road
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States
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Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

National Park Service
Phone:
865-436-1200
Website:
nps.gov/grsm

Venue

Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill Access Road
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States
+ Google Map