Highlights of activities this week at Roan Mountain State Park include a Summer Solstice Sunset Hike at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.
June 21, being the official first day of summer, is also the longest day of the year. Hikers will observe the sunset from the Roan High Bluff Overlook atop Roan Mountain. Hikers will caravan from park headquarters, driving approximately 11 miles, then hike less than half a mile on an easy trail to the overlook.
A $3 USFS parking fee may be required of each vehicle. To participate in the hike meet at the park headquarters before 7:45 p.m.
Marshall Ballew will perform in the park on Friday at 7 p.m. A truly talented musician, Marshall will “wow” those attending with a musical mix of originals, old-time, blues, bluegrass, folk, rockabilly and more. The concert will be held in the park amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Shelter 3.
On Saturday at noon James Garland will be at the Miller Farmstead for an entertaining performance of the dulcimer and other old-time instruments that he makes. He will be at the farmstead until 2 p.m.
The Ball Sisters Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the park amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Shelter 3.