Billy Graham Through the Decades
Designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador, the barn-shaped building is situated on 20 landscaped acres, only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte, N.C. Retrace Billy Graham’s dynamic journey through stunning multimedia presentations, interactive kiosks, photos, and memorabilia. Registration includes: breakfast biscuit, lunch at the Billy Graham Library, transportation, and a trip guide. Dinner will be on your own at Cracker Barrel as we head home that evening.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Billy Graham Through the Decades 32632 4/11/2019 - 4/11/2019 7:00 AM - 8:20 PM Th Info
Explore Poor Mountain
Home of the globally rare shrub known as “piratebush”, Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve is also the site of one of Roanoke County’s least-travelled trail systems. This hike will cover 4 miles of somewhat strenuous hilly terrain, with a beautiful overlook view as your reward! Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Poor Mountain (ages 10+) 50136 2/9/2019 - 2/9/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Explore Read Mountain
Explore one of Roanoke County’s lesser known trail systems! This hike through the 243 acre Read Mountain Preserve features a 5 mile loop traversing moderate to strenuous rocky terrain and a terrific overlook view at the top of the Buzzard’s Rock Trail. Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Explore Read Mountain (ages 10+) 50135 1/12/2019 - 1/12/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Happy Groundhog Day!
Groundhogs are the only animals that have their own U.S. holiday!
Have fun learning all about Punxsutawney Phil and the long-standing traditions of Groundhog Day. Separate the facts and myths about one of Virginia’s largest rodent and celebrate with groundhog activities and cookies! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Happy Groundhog Day! (ages 5+) 52181 2/2/2019 - 2/2/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Horseback Clinic & Trail Ride at Explore (ages 8+)
You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Explore Park's Nigara Ranch. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Riding- Clinic & Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33583 2/17/2019 - 2/17/2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Riding Wildlife Excursion
It's time to saddle up and experience the sights sounds of the local wildlife. Create and share homemade treats with some of the critters on a fun filled and scenic horseback trail ride. Following this, enjoy a delicious and hearty cowboy style meal at Reba Farm Inn's Bed and Breakfast. You'll then remount your horse and conclude the day with a ride back to the stables. No experience necessary. Transportation, dinner, helmets and all tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This trip meets at the Green Ridge and travels to Reba Farm's Bedford stables.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Horseback Riding- Wildlife Excursion (ages 8+) 33321 2/23/2019 - 2/23/2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+)
Experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road. Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33580 1/27/2019 - 1/27/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33584 2/17/2019 - 2/17/2019 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Valentine's Trail Ride (ages 8+)
Take your Valentine to Explore Park to experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. Valentine's refreshments are provided. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road. Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Valentine's Ride (ages 8+) 33581 2/10/2019 - 2/10/2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Valentine's Ride (ages 8+) 33582 2/10/2019 - 2/10/2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Winter Warmup - Bring Your Own Horse
Let's Get those horses and riders moving! We all need to keep active during the winter, including your horse. Bring your own horse to warm up your skills and socialize with other riders while enjoying the beautiful vistas surrounding Explore Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll get special access to the Niagara Ranch property which is perfect for a trail ride.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Winter Warmup - Bring Your Own Horse (ages 8+) 33585 1/12/2019 - 1/12/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Let's Go Caving
A unique and protected environment, wild caves offer adventure and awe right under our feet. Emphasizing responsible caving, join us as we navigate, crawl and climb thourgh passages and chambers to see beautiful formations and experience this underground world. No experience necessary. Must be capable of strenuous activity. All equipment and transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Let's Go Caving (ages 10+) 50133 1/26/2019 - 1/26/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages
Ring in the new year on horseback with a 1.5 hour trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Bring Your Own Horse - Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33516 12/30/2018 - 12/30/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33515 12/29/2018 - 12/29/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Owls in Love
Did you know most owls in Virginia court, mate and raise their young in the winter? Come to the park, and learn some interesting facts about these fascinating and somewhat mysterious birds of prey. Find out what owls live in Roanoke County and how to identify them. Learn how and why they raise their young in the winter. Discover the secrets of these intriguing birds and dissect an owl pellet…. And Look and listen for Owls in Love. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Owls in Love (ages 5+) 52182 2/16/2019 - 2/16/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Join a naturalist on a hike through the Park and see how many items you can find and check-off our Scavenger Checklist. This activity is great for getting outside, using your senses, and observing nature. Work as a team or make it a competition. As we hike we’ll collect some items to use in making a nature craft you can use as a seasonal decoration or holiday ornament. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Seasonal Scavenger Hunt (ages 5+) 52179 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Winter Survival Skills: Animal Edition
It’s winter, it’s cold! Wild animals can’t go inside, turn up the heat, wrap themselves in a blanket and stay snug and warm. There’s no going to the fridge or cabinet to grab a snack, no pizza delivery and no running to grandma’s house for a big dinner. What can wild animals do to survive the harsh cold and barren landscape? Take a winter walk and discover what challenges the animals of Explore Park face how they make it through the winter. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Winter Survival Skills: Animal Edition (ages 5+) 52180 1/19/2019 - 1/19/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre- Holiday Spectacular
Enjoy a delicious Holiday feast before you are completely immersed in the Christmas season. This original production is stuffed with all the Christmas songs you know and love, as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes! This fun-filled Holiday production also features a breath-taking Nativity which is sure to put the whole family in the Christmas Spirit. Don’t miss Virginia’s favorite Christmas tradition! Cost includes lunch and show ticket, transportation, and trip guide.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre- Holiday Spectacular 31702 12/19/2018 - 12/19/2018 9:45 AM - 6:15 PM W Info
Holiday Trail Ride at Reba Farm (ages 8+)
Get into the spirit of the season with a trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding at Reba Farm. Learn western style riding techniques while discovering the beauty of your surroundings, no experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Per person fee includes all helmets, tack, equipment supplies and food. Transportation is provided to and from Green Ridge Recreation Center for this course.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Holiday Trail Ride at Reba Farm (ages 8+) 33320 12/22/2018 - 12/22/2018 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info