A Nighttime walk to celebrate the winter solstice

Published 12:16 pm Monday, December 16, 2019

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To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina. This walk will take place on Saturday, December 21, in DuPont State Recreational Forest at 7:00 p.m. Meet at the Hooker Falls parking lot on DuPont/Staton Road. 


In the dark of night, the group will stroll along a one-fourth mile trail to the base of Hooker Falls. After arriving at the waterfall, the group will create soft “moonlight” by shining flashlights on the falls…creating a quiet moment to celebrate the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere. 

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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 parking lot. Bring a flashlight to help illuminate the waterfall and for use when necessary. The event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain, snow or ice. 


For more information about this walk, visit Conserving Carolina’s website calendar of events, https://conservingcarolina.org/calendar/2019-12/. In the event of inclement weather, please visit the website calendar of events for updates. If cancellation is necessary, the website event will be updated by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the walk.


There is no charge for this event and it is open to the public. Participants can register by emailing Pam Torlina at, pam@conservingcarolina.org.


Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting land and water, promoting good stewardship, and creating opportunities for people to enjoy nature. Learn more and become a member at conservingcarolina.org


Submitted by Pam Torlina