Come explore the natural world of Southern Appalachia at Meadow Creek Mountain Farm and Riding Stables.
Join us for a naturalistıs ramble through field and forest to discover and discuss whatever critters cross our path. This will include observing and identifying birds, talking about plant use, and interpreting animal tracks. There may even be the exciting opportunity to observe some wildlife up
We will share tips and techniques on how to become more aware of and comfortable in the natural world, to help enhance your enjoyment and safety in the outdoors. Together, we will have fun practicing some basic skills
designed to give you self-assurance and the ³know how² to care for yourself and the wilderness. You will discover the wonderful freedom of traveling anywhere on the landscape knowing you can take care of yourself should you
become lost. Imagine the confidence you will feel building your own shelter and acquiring basic survival skills.
Your evening will begin with the option of a hay ride or trail ride to be followed by some night awareness activities. Develop your night vision, peak your curiosity and increase your comfort in the woods in a new and unusual way. We will close our day with a relaxing campfire where we can share songs and stories.
It is our hope that you will completely enjoy your time with us and that you will begin to experience the natural world in a very different way.
A Typical Day With Us
(The schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the group.)
8-9 AM: Breakfast
9 AM - Noon: Naturalist's Ramble and Nature Awareness
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
2:00 - 5:00 PM: Hiking with Confidence and Lost Proofing
5:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner Break
7:30 PM: Hay Ride or Trail Ride followed by Night Awareness Activities
9:30 PM: Campfire
The is a program for adults and young people ages 12 and older. We can also work with family groups and will adjust the program accordingly.
All participants are welcome to stay in fully furnished cabins. There is the option to camp out all or any night, if desired. The cabins are 2 - 3 bedrooms with fireplace, hot tub, grill, linens, fully equiped kitchens, TV/VCR and stereo. Meals are provided or can be on your own to prepare in your cabin while taking some personal time.
We cannot accommodate pets. Smoking is outside only. Anyone under 18 years must be with a parent/guardian.
The program is $50.00 for one day with a minimum of 12 in a group. Cabin rentals and meals vary with specific requests and selections.
Meadow Creek Mountain Farm and Riding Stables
This program is designed for you and your family or group of any sort. We need a minimum number of 12 participants to offer the nature awareness program. Cabins, meals and trail rides are available any time for any number of individuals. Please call to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.