Apr 20

Special events this week focus on preservation and protection

Leave No Trace Selected Breaks Interstate Park as a ‘Hot Spot’ in the Nation to Help Raise Awareness Among Local Patrons about Outdoor Recreation Ethics in Natural Areas  The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru/Leave No … Continue reading

Dec 31

First Day Hike planned January 1

What do you have planned for New Year’s Day? If you’d like to start out 2015 by spending some time outdoors, then join us for our First Day Hike! Our guided hike on the Chestnut Ridge / Geological Trail will … Continue reading

Oct 05

Appalachian Heritage Festival is October 11-12

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Breaks Interstate Park will host the fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Festival on October 11-12, showcasing regional crafters, musicians, and time-honored Appalachian traditions. The Appalachian Heritage Festival will focus on traditional and cultural art forms, such as corn shuck dolls, oil painting, … Continue reading

Aug 28

Tri-State Gospel Sing is this weekend at Breaks


We are gearing up for a great Labor Day weekend! The 64th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held this weekend, August 30 – September 1. We also have some great interpretive programming planned, and Splash! in the Park will … Continue reading

Jun 24

Fourth of July activities, bluegrass planned at Breaks


We have a fun-filled weekend planned for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday! Expect special activities and games, a campsite decorating contest, a performance by Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 5, and … Continue reading

Jun 18

Echoes in the Canyon Civil War Reenactment is this Weekend at Breaks

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The annual Echoes in the Canyon Civil War Reenactment is coming up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22. Events planned throughout the weekend will give visitors a glimpse into what life was like for soldiers as well as civilians … Continue reading

Jun 04

National Trails Day events planned at Breaks on June 7

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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

Oct 23

Fall Color Update 10/23/2013

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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

May 03

Wildflower Hike, Special Buffet planned for Mother’s Day

Breaks Park will host its annual Mother’s Day Buffet at the Rhododendron Restaurant on Sunday, May 12, with mothers receiving a special discount. A special Wildflower Hike will also be held. The buffet will be served from 11 am to … Continue reading