Location: Deaverview Mountain, Asheville, NC
Start Time: 5:30pm
Est End Time: 7:30pm
Distance: 2 Miles
Difficulty: 3/10, Easy
Leaders: Pender & Tanya Marie, Founders of Pathways to Parks
Please join Pathways to Parks and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for this fantastic hiking experience on June 19th, “Juneteenth”. Pathways to Parks and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy recognize this national holiday as a great opportunity to gather community and honor the end of legal enslaved labor in the United States on June 19, 1865. This is a young national holiday but is steeped in historical context that still resonates through our society today. This guided hike will be a great opportunity to share with each other the healing power of the outdoors while creating community and friendships for the future. Pender and Tanya Marie, the founders of Pathways to Parks, will lead this hike to show participants stunning views of Asheville from within city limits. The vision of Pathways to Parks is to motivate Americans of color to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of nature in our national, state and local parks and to help make it easy and accessible for them to do so.
Deaverview Mountain is a name you might have heard in the news recently; this 343-acre tract has created a conservation buzz! Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has signed an option agreement to purchase this iconic ridgeline overlooking the city of Asheville and much of the French Broad River valley; the agreement allows us 3 years to come up with a permanent conservation solution for the land. The property was recently listed for sale for $9,995,000 under the subdivision name “The View of Asheville.” Clearly visible landmarks from Deaverview include the downtown Asheville skyline, Biltmore Estate, Mountain Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, the Grove Park Inn, Weaverville, the French Broad River, and more. Come visit this iconic property with us!
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