Our Best of Birthplace of Rivers weekend has been rescheduled for May 20, 2017.
Join us for a weekend of "Living Monumentally" with supported from KEEN. This family-oriented weekend is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a new outdoor activity, learn responsible outdoor ethics, and explore the proposed national monument area with guided hikes, bike trips, and fly-fishing outings.
We plan to get folks in all six watershed of the Birthplace of Rivers simultaneously! You can choose from the following Saturday outings:
1) An easy hike to the Falls of Hills Creek (Greenbrier River) followed by a picnic along the North Fork of the Cherry River. If time permits the group will tour along the Highland Scenic Highway, Cranberry Glades boardwalk, and Cranberry Mountain Nature Center.
2) A longer, more difficult hike starting high in the spruce forests of the Gauley River watershed and descending along the Tea Creek Trail to the Williams River. You will get your feet wet!
3) A bike trip through the Cranberry Backcountry along Forest Road 76 and the Cranberry River. There are many shelters and places to stop along the way for a picnic and some fishing.
4) A catch-and-release fly fishing outing for native brook trout in the upper reaches of the Elk River.
Programming for all participants will include a Leave No Trace discussion facilitated by an LNT Master Educator. On Saturday evening, join us for a relaxing supper at Elk River Inn & Restaurant followed by music, a bonfire, and star gazing. Be sure you’re on our email list for updates.