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A Nighttime Walk to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

December 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: December 21, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: DuPont State Recreational Forest, Hooker Falls Access Area, first/lower parking lot

Join us to celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – with a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls, in DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Starting from the lower/first parking lot, the stroll will be along a one-fourth mile trail to the base of Hooker Falls. In the dark of night we’ll create soft moonlight by shining flashlights upon the falls…creating a quiet moment to celebrate the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere.

Participants are invited to bring a thermos with a warm (non-alcoholic) drink to toast the sun’s return when we arrive back at the lower/first parking lot. Bring a flashlight for use when necessary. The event will be cancelled in case of heavy rain, snow, or ice.

Pre-registration is required, please RSVP below.  There is no charge for this event.

In case of inclement weather, the website event will be updated by 12 p.m. the day of the walk if cancellation is necessary.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Walkers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.

For more information contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected].


December 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hooker Falls Access
Dupont State Forest
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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