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Mountain Monarch Festival

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, United States

Join in the celebration of the migration of our endangered Monarch Butterflies at the Mountain Monarch Festival! This event will feature an exciting lineup of events including: Monarch Migration Programming Monarch Tagging & Release Monarch Hike Live Music Food Trucks Keynote Speaker Heyward Douglas Native Plants Local Vendor Booths Local and Student Artists Kid's Crafts […]

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Mountain Monarch Festival

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, United States

The 2nd annual Mountain Monarch Festival will celebrate the monarch butterfly during its migration and bring attention to the species’ declining numbers. Gorges State Park lies along the monarch’s migratory route. The butterflies can be seen in late September each year flying over the park’s visitor center on their way south to the high-elevation fir […]

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Art in the Park

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, United States

The Friends of Gorges State Park are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Art in the Park event sponsored by the Friends of Gorges and hosted by Gorges State Park! Given our Park’s beautiful setting, this fine art show will focus on landscape and wildlife art featuring scenes of Western North Carolina. Art in the […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, United States

Please join in the celebration of Gorges State Park’s 20th year! In April 1999, Duke Energy sold around 10,000 acres of land to the State of North Carolina to form Gorges State Park and the Toxaway Game Land. On Saturday, April 27 at 10 AM, Marcy Thompson, History Librarian of the Transylvania County Library, will […]

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Gorges Gratitude Days

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, United States

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