Nighttime winter solstice stroll in Hendersonville

Published 4:40 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2009

To celebrate the winter solstice the longest night of the year Environmental and Conservation Organization invites the community to join them on a nighttime stroll on Monday, December 21, to Hooker Falls in DuPont State Forest from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be meeting in the Hooker Falls parking lot on DuPont/Staton Road in DuPont State Forest.

The stroll will be along an old road bed one-fourth mile to the base of Hooker Falls. In the dark of night well create soft moonlight by shining our flashlights upon the fallscreating a quiet moment to celebrate the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere at the solstice, which is on December 21.

Bring a thermos of warm drinkto toast the suns return once back in the parking lot. Bring a flashlight for use when necessary. The event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

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The winter solstice stroll, sponsored by the Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO), is open to the public of all ages at no charge.

For more information, phone ECO at 828-692-0385 or visit the website at Visit the DuPont State Forest website at for directions to Hooker Falls parking lot.