GREENVILLE, S.C. – Paris Mountain State Park will offer family hikes on most Fridays and some Wednesdays this summer. All hikes start at 10 a.m.
Creek Ranger Hike
The Creek Ranger Hike is a 1-mile, ranger-led walk to Mountain Creek and back, searching for animals and their homes. Participants wade into the creek and use a net to find animals that live in the water. A closer look under a microscope and water-quality assessment will follow in the park lab. Participants should bring water shoes if they have them, but the park has some available if needed.
Dates: 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18. The cost is $7 per person, payable at the fee booth in place of admission. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Turtle Trail Naturalist Hike
The Turtle Trail Naturalist Hike is a 1-mile ranger-led walk on Turtle Trail, offered on 4th Fridays this summer. Participants will practice the skills of being a naturalist, looking for 10 natural items on their list. Program will finish in the park lab, looking at some of the items found, with the aid of field guides and a microscope.
Dates: 6/23 and 8/25. The cost is $7 per person, payable at the fee booth in place of admission. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wet ‘n Wild Wednesday Walk
The Wet ‘n Wild Wednesday Walk is a ranger-led walk around Lake Placid, investigating the world of wet ‘n wild water animals. Participants make a water strider in the lab, and get it to float in the lake, while searching for fish, tadpoles, frogs and other wet ‘n wild animals.
Dates: 6/21 and 7/19. The cost is $7 per person, payable at the fee booth in place of admission. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All programs begin at the picnic flats parking lot (the first lot on the left) at 10 a.m. and take approximately two hours.
Paris Mountain State Park is located at 2401 State Park Road. Summer admission is $3 for ages 6 – 15, $5 for ages 16 – 64, $3.25 for S.C. seniors and disabled persons. Children under the age of 6 are free.
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