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Vade Mecum Hotel circa 1902

Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum is an integral piece of the history of the area surrounding the Sauratown Mountains. Beginning in the mid 1800’s and lasting through the second decade of the 20th century, there were three major mineral Spring Resorts near Hanging Rock State Park. The last one standing is one of the hotels that was built…
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Beautiful in Every Season

SEASONLESS WONDER  There is no season prettier than another in the beautiful Sauratown Mountains.  As an organization dedicated to the preservation of this unusual Mountain range, we are so pleased that tourists and locals alike enjoy our many hiking trails, and playing in and along our Rivers all through the year.  In Spring one can…
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FSM Vade Mecum Volunteers. Photo by Johanna H. Stern.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join Us!! We are proud to be the State sanctioned 501c3 “Friends ” organization supporting Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park. We are one of approximately 30 Friends Groups supporting State Parks in NC. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities with our many ongoing projects in both Parks. We welcome new members! We…
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Passage of the Connect NC Bond on March 15th is crucial to our two State Parks.

Hanging Rock will get funds necessary to repair and renovate Vade Mecum so that it can be opened to the public. Pilot Mountain will see a much overdue Visitor Center funded along with parking and transportation improvements. Used to be that the park overfilled on peak Autumn weekends. Now even in the Winter, traffic backs…
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The Lake in Autumn at Hanging Rock State Park, photo by Johanna H. Stern

Fall At Pilot Mountain State Park means Hawk Migration!

Broad-winged hawks, traveling in kettles migrate an average of 4,350 miles to Central and South America!  On any given day between September 11th-30th, (weather permitting) we can see hundreds of migrating raptors.  Come visit any day between 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for the annual Hawk Migration to view these raptors in all their glory and join rangers and…
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Horne Creek Trail Dedication. Photo by Johanna H. Stern.

National Trails Day!

Horne Creek Clean up – Saturday, June 6th – Noon to 3:00 PM – North Yadkin River Section/Bean Shoals Access  Come to Pilot Mountain State Park to enjoy fun in the sun while being a steward of the environment by helping “clean-up” Horne Creek! Join Park Rangers as we hike down Horne Creek to clean the…
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The Hanging Rock at Hanging Rock State Park, photo by Johanna H. Stern

Hanging Rock Outdoor Fest

 Saturday, May 16th  9:00 am – 3:00 pm    Join us for an outdoor expo at Hanging Rock State Park from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Vendors will have booths set up in the parking lot adjacent to the Visitor’s Center with everything related to outdoor recreation and tourism in Stokes County.  Food vendors will…
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FSM Trash Crew. Photo by Johanna H. Stern.

Adopt-A-Highway Clean Sweep

 Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 AM.  Meet at the intersection of Hwy 66 & Moore’s Spring Road.  Join us as we do our part for DOT’s Spring 2015 Clean Sweep effort.  Our adopted two mile section of Hwy 66 runs from Falkenberry Road to Moore’s Spring Road.  With a good turn-out, this should take no more than a couple of…
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Pilot Mountain. Photo by Doug Rice.

Sunset Eclipse Viewing at Pilot Mountain

Thursday, October 23, 5:30pm – 7:00pm     Join a Park Ranger and members of Forsyth Astronomical Society between 5:30-7:00 p.m. to view a partial solar eclipse at the Summit Parking Lot of Pilot Mountain State Park! We will be gathered toward the southern end of the parking lot and would love for you to…
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The Lake in Autumn at Hanging Rock State Park, photo by Johanna H. Stern

Reach the Peaks Plein Air Painting Reception

Friday, October 17th 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hanging Rock Visitors Center Canvas and color will invade the Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center on Friday, October 17, as the Reach the Peaks Plein Air Painting Reception will take place from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Visitors Center, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury.  Sponsored by the…
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