Hike the Deer Park Trail to the Lagoon, Bass Pond & Gardens

  • August 3, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Hike the Deer Park Trail to the Lagoon, Bass Pond & Gardens
Saturday, August 3 - Meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the restrooms at the Conservatory.

Suggested Parking: Near the Conservatory/A Gardener’s Place Shop

When driving toward Biltmore House, you can turn on your emergency flashers when approaching the parking attendants to be directed past the House and through the Walled Garden, and then park in either the paved or gravel lot beside the Gardner’s Place shop. Walk up the stairs and then go left to find the restrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.biltmore.com/visit/interactive_map/interactive_map.htm?map=house-garden

After meeting at 9:30 and doing introductions, we’ll wind through the Conservatory and Walled, Shrub and Italian Gardens before walking up to the South Terrace and heading out on the Deer Park Trail. We’ll go to the Lagoon (feel free to bring bread to feed the geese), turn around and come back toward the House and head down to the Bass Pond and stop for lunch at either the waterfall or the Boat House. We’ll then meander through the Azalea Garden before ending our hike in the Walled Garden in front of the Conservatory.


Trail Length: about 4.1 miles – we’ll keep a somewhat steady pace, stopping for a few breaks and photo opps along the way

Difficulty: Easy/moderate with a few uphill sections and/or stairs

Net Elevation Change: 233 ft.

Time Estimate: Approx. 3 hours

Bring: Appropriate footwear, water, lunch, sunscreen, and camera

Pups: Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

Afterwards: If anyone in the group wants, we can head over to the Stable Courtyard and get ice cream and/or browse the shops. The Meetup officially ends after the hike, but there’s always something more to do at Biltmore. (But… you already knew that!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


If there’s enough interest, we may repeat this hike quarterly so that we can see and photograph the seasonal changes in fall, winter and spring.


See you there!

--Jonna, and my hiking buddy, Susan

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  • Kris

    Great photos . Hope this event is repeated soon .

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Jonna

    Lots more photos posted! I will schedule this same hike again in the fall so we can see the seasonal changes. Will watch the foliage reports and try to hit it right when Biltmore's colors are peaking!

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • RN S.

    Fun group with lots of heart! Can't wait to go again. Thank you to Jonna and Susan!

    2 · August 3, 2013

    • Jonna

      I enjoyed meeting you, too, Suzanne! And thanks for the ice cream!

      August 3, 2013

    • Jonna

      Thanks also for the great photos!

      August 5, 2013

  • Wayne B.

    Gina, thanks for posting the pixs. Great job.

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Wayne B.

    Jonna, thanks so much for leading this group. I agree, fall would be a great time to do it again.

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice event.

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Donna H.

    Another great time, next time I'll be able to stay for the whole hike. I hope you plan another one, for the fall foliage !!!

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time!

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Gina

    Great hike, perfect weather, nice pace and wonderful people to converse with! Jonna did a great job and Susan - great sweeper!!

    3 · August 3, 2013

    • Jonna

      Thanks for posting the pics, Gina! :-)

      August 3, 2013

  • Jonna

    What a great group! Thanks to all of you for making it such an enjoyable hike. Hope to see you again soon. (FYI - I'm having trouble uploading my photos (dropped my camera yesterday...), but will post them as soon as I can.)

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Kris

    So sorry , I had a change in plans and got sidetracked this morning and forgot to unRSVP. Hope you all had a nice time .

    August 3, 2013

  • Beth

    Great hike, fabulous site and fun group.

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Sue M

    Great hike! Thanks Jonna! Sue

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Jonna

    I opened RSVPs back up since we had 8 people cancel in the past day or so. See those of you who can make it tomorrow!

    3 · August 2, 2013

    • Carole

      I'm late

      August 3, 2013

    • Carole

      ll try to catch up but don't wait!

      August 3, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Sorry to cancel so late, but I must attend to some things before I can leave town today. Hopefully I will still be able to visit Biltmore today, but it will have to be later. Enjoy!

    August 3, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Sorry, cannot make this hike. Moving stuff getting in the way right now. Hope to make the next hike, I should be moved by then!

    August 3, 2013

  • Lyn B.

    Fighting a bug - sorry, see you next time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Carole

    Jonna, I am bringing a friend whose husband works at Biltmore. We may need to "accelerate" our hike and will let you know if we do, we will start out with the group, if that's ok.

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Jonna

      Sounds good, Carole! Glad you and your friend can make it.

      August 2, 2013

  • sheila o

    I have to work... will miss it...have fun

    August 2, 2013

  • Beth L

    Hope the next one will be in the Fall- a great hike w/the leaves all changing...

    2 · August 1, 2013

  • Beth L

    Next time!

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Carole

    We can't make it...guests came to town to stay with us..that leaves 2 more openings!

    July 31, 2013

    • Jonna

      Thanks for letting us know, Carole. Have fun with your friends!

      August 1, 2013

  • Barbara U.

    I love visiting Biltmore Estate, but have never hiked there, so thanks for planning this one. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. Barbara

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Barbara U.

      Something urgent has come up and I'm sorry to say I cannot join you on Saturday. I'm looking forward to the next time.

      August 1, 2013

    • Jonna

      Hope to see you on the next one.

      August 1, 2013

  • Jonna

    Sorry if you received an email that there were changes to the meetup. I edited it and somehow lost the time. No changes except for the number attending. Thank you!

    July 31, 2013

  • Paula E.

    Sorry can't make it this Saturday

    July 31, 2013

    • Jonna

      Sorry to hear that, Paula! We'll miss you!

      July 31, 2013

  • Jonna

    Hello again! I added everyone on the waiting list and closed RSVPs. I had initially limited this to 20 people and was surprised by the response! We may have a little trouble finding a lunch spot big enough... a good problem to have. Thanks in advance for your patience and flexibility with this size group. See you on Saturday!

    July 31, 2013

  • RN S.

    Would really love to go....I would be willing to lead those that want to go that are on the waiting list.... 2 groups?

    July 29, 2013

    • Wayne B.

      Suzanne, talk with Jonna.

      1 · July 29, 2013

    • Jonna

      Hi Suzanne! Thanks so much for your interest and the offer to lead a smaller group. Let's see what happens with the waitlist over the next few days before making a call.

      2 · July 29, 2013

  • Jonna

    Looks like we have a great group going on Saturday! The weather forecast is looking good, too (right now, anyway...). If you are signed up and your plans have changed, please un-RSVP to allow someone else the opportunity to go. Thanks, and I look forward to hiking with you!

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Quarterly is a good idea.

    3 · July 25, 2013

  • Carol

    Are dogs welcome on this hike?

    2 · July 21, 2013

    • Jonna

      Yes, well behaved dogs on leashes are more than welcome!

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Will there be a waiting list for this event?

    July 10, 2013

    • Jonna

      Hi Kimberly - sorry about that. Yes, a waiting list is now set up.

      July 10, 2013

  • Paula E.

    I will attempt it - I have always only gotten as far as the the Lagoon. hahaha

    2 · July 9, 2013

    • Jonna

      You can do it, Paula!

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I participated at the last one. This one should be a little warmer. ;o)

    2 · July 9, 2013

    • Jonna

      Hopefully it's not TOO hot!

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Donna H.

    This sounds wonderful, haven't done a hike at Biltmore yet, Thanks for setting this up !!!

    2 · July 9, 2013

    • Jonna

      Looking forward to hiking with you, Donna!

      2 · July 9, 2013

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