If you’ve been waiting to see them at their prettiest, our leaves are just about to peak! Today’s color report comes through images courtesy of park guest Beverly Stepp-Rener, who captured the colors (and critters) of the season beautifully. Thanks … Continue reading
We are starting to see pops of color! These pictures were taken over the weekend when it was not only rainy, but foggy too. It wasn’t prime conditions for getting the full scope of fall colors, but you can still … Continue reading
Autumn is upon us. The breezes are cooler, the mornings are crisp, and we are starting to see some subtle color change here at Breaks! The typical peak color period for changing leaves in this area is between October 10-20, … Continue reading
Our third annual Nature Weekend will kick off at 1 pm on Friday, September 26, with a guided hike on the Lake and Cold Spring Trails. Later in the afternoon, visitors can attend a Birds of Prey program with live … Continue reading
We have an exciting Fathers Day weekend coming up at Breaks! The annual ‘Gospel Music Celebration in the Mountains’ will be held on Saturday and Sunday, and we will also be celebrating National Get Outdoors Day throughout the day on … Continue reading
Breaks Park is celebrating the American Hiking Society’s 22nd Annual National Trails Day with special hiking and educational events throughout the day on Saturday, June 7. Trails Day activities will begin with an early morning bird hike at 8 am. … Continue reading
We’re excited to host our annual Mother’s Day Buffet at the Rhododendron Restaurant on Sunday, May 11. As always, mothers will receive a special discount. A special Wildflower Hike will also be held, offering an opportunity to enjoy all those … Continue reading
Have you ever had trouble getting across the creek at the entrance to Center Creek Trail? Well if you have, it will be much easier now thanks to this bridge constructed as an Eagle Scout project by Jonathan Fields of Boy Scout Troop 710 of Slate Creek. The bridge crosses Center Creek at an area which is slippery, and it will allow visitors to continue on the trail without having to get their feet wet.
Boy Scout Troop 710 is chartered to New Hope Christian Church and the Scoutmaster is Tammy Fields. Jonathan had three people helping him with the construction. At Breaks Park, we are excited about the cooperative effort between park staff and interested volunteers to improve the condition of the trail system, and we look forward to more of these projects in the future.
I am very fortunate to live and work in an area that is an Ornithologist’s (fancy word for bird watcher) Heaven. Every Spring and Autumn produces a migration of birds from all over and they visit the park as a stop over when heading North or South depending on the time of the year. However, many fail to realize that the dead of Winter can produce great sightings of birds here at the park as well. Continue reading
Well, with a camera on the fritz and a lot of rainy, ugly weather, it has been a little longer then I would have liked to get another color report out to everyone. Well, here it is!
Colors here at the park are roughly at 75-85%. I am seeing more reds in the leaves than I have seen in many years and this, combined with the typical yellows and oranges, are making for a great show! Every tree species is showing color with some of the most brilliant being Maples, Oaks, Dogwoods, Beech and Birch. Continue reading