Moses Cone and Julian Price Memorial Parks

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Moses Cone Memorial Park was formed from the estate of textile magnate Moses Cone and includes 25 miles of 2 percent grade carriage trails and the manor house, which is now a craft center. Moses Cone Park includes Bass and Trout Lakes. Julian Price Memorial Park—named for the founder of the Jefferson Standard Life and Pilot Life Insurance Companies—also includes a medium-size lake. Together they comprise over 7,500 acres of a diverse landscape. Once on the trail turn left and follow the well-marked carriage trail around the lake. This first section is excellent for Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Winter Wrens, Eastern Wood-Pewees, Brown Creepers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Blackburnian, Canada, and Black-throated Blue Warblers. When you reach thehemlocks, listen for Golden-crowned Kinglets, Veeries, Wood Thrushes, and Scarlet Tanagers. In summer check for Wood Ducks on the lake. During migration you may find a variety of waterfowl including Ring-necked Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes, and Hooded Mergansers.
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Birding North Carolina

by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)

Moses Cone Memorial Park was formed from the estate of textile magnate Moses Cone and includes 25 miles of 2 percent grade carriage trails and the manor house, which is now a craft center. Moses Cone Park includes Bass and Trout Lakes. Julian Price Memorial Park—named for the founder of the Jefferson Standard Life and Pilot Life Insurance Companies—also includes a medium-size lake. Together they comprise over 7,500 acres of a diverse landscape.

Once on the trail turn left and follow the well-marked carriage trail around the lake. This first section is excellent for Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Winter Wrens, Eastern Wood-Pewees, Brown Creepers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Blackburnian, Canada, and Black-throated Blue Warblers. When you reach thehemlocks, listen for Golden-crowned Kinglets, Veeries, Wood Thrushes, and Scarlet Tanagers. In summer check for Wood Ducks on the lake. During migration you may find a variety of waterfowl including Ring-necked Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes, and Hooded Mergansers.

©  Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Blowing Rock
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Good all year
Driving Directions: Directions to Moses Cone and Julian Price Memorial Parks

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