Postponed: Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice
May 2 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pmFree – $75
**Update: The Old Toll Road Caravan to Camp Alice on May 2nd has been postponed due to the corona virus outbreak. Late April and early May in North Carolina are projected to be the peak period of corona virus infections, and so we encourage every one to stay home and stay safe. The Toll Road event wil be rescheduled for either late summer or the fall, and we will let any registrants know the new date as soon as it is set. Please inquire with the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in the event and would like to be notified when it is rescheduled.**
Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. As many as 150 cars drove the road each day. The opening of the modern, paved Blue Ridge Parkway in 1939, which provided free access to Mount Mitchell, led to the road’s closure. Today, the remnants of the former toll road remain undisturbed and the lands around it, undeveloped. We will make stops for panoramic views and historical presentations.
Drivers – $50 for members or $75 for nonmembers who have a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. Your vehicle must get clearance from our trip leader prior to registering as a driver. Please contact us at email@example.com to get clearance. All drivers may bring ONE passenger at no cost and be willing to provide transportation for TWO other paying passengers. (Vehicles with less than 4 seats will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
Passengers – $50 for members or $75 for nonmembers