Upcoming Hike on Tuesday, September 12:
Laurel Park Urban Walk
Get ready for the second annual Laurel Park Urban Walk on Tuesday, September 12! This walk will be hosted by Catherine and Joey Popp who live in Laurel Park and frequently explore neighborhood backroads. They will lead us to some of their favorite spots and share Laurel Park’s history accompanied by several new markers recently added by the town and Friends of Laurel Park.
The 3.25-mile walk will begin around Rhododendron Lake and then head up to view two natural waterfalls along Woodbyne Lane and Panorama Drive before crossing Laurel Park Highway. We'll walk upward to view interesting landmarks and then visit Crystal Spring and walk around the historic neighborhood and Rainbow Lake. We will participate in liturgy and fellowship around Rhododendron Lake Nature Park. Afterwards we'll wrap up the walk around the far side of the lake.
Please plan to meet at 10:00am and pack some water and a snack or lunch. This walk is located on town roads, so there is no need for hiking equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes. There is some elevation gain, but it is manageable and we will walk at a slow pace in order to give everyone an opportunity to participate.
We will meet across the street from 324 Primrose Lane. This is the northern parking lot of the Rhododendron Lake Nature Park. (Beware there is a smaller parking lot at the southern end of the park off of Lake Drive. We will want to make sure our walkers meet together at the correct lot.)
From St. John in the Wilderness, head north on Greenville Highway (NC-225 N) towards William Elliott Lane.
At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Erkwood Drive.
Continue as it turns into State Street and then take a slight left onto Hebron Road at the stop sign.
Near the Hendersonville Country Club, veer right onto White Pine Drive.
Turn left onto Primrose Lane.