Valley History Explorer Hike #3: Swannanoa (Davidson Grave)
May 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This hike will take hikers to see the grave of one the first European settlers west of the Blue Ridge – Samuel Davidson (located on private property), who was killed by Native Americans shortly after moving with his family and an enslaved woman, Liza, to the area in 1784. The hike will continue to the ruins of Alexander Farm, an early boarding house run by Davidson’s descendants.
Difficulty: Moderate, 2 miles
Note: This hike is part of a series, which goes on sale January 3, 2022. Learn more here.
Updated Coronavirus Protocol:
Due to the very high percentage of fully vaccinated people on our hikes, in 2022 we will be returning to our customary hike route and transportation plans. Depending on the location, carpooling may be recommended in some instances. **If you are uncomfortable with these arrangements, please let the hike committee know at email@example.com and your credits will be reserved for future hikes.**’
We will observe the following hiking procedures due to COVID:
- Please bring a mask to the event to use during carpooling.
- No one who is sick, running a fever or potentially exposed to COVID should attend
- If not vaccinated, masks should be worn in all group settings like sign-in and congregation
- Social distancing while on the trails is recommended