Spring is here in the mountains, and we welcome the songs of returning migratory birds, green shoots pushing out of the ground, and the first honeybees in our gardens. It’s a gorgeous time to visit an Asheville Area Bed & Breakfast, and the Blue Ridge mountains in general. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be strolling a gallery walk or out on a hiking trail. Chimney Rock State Park, located about 25 miles southeast of Asheville, offers a nice daytrip option with seasonal adventures. On Sunday, April 14th, Simon Thompson will lead a guided walk to identify many of the breeding birds in the area. Chimney Rock is an official site on the NC Birding Trail, and this promises to be an enjoyable event. Advance registration is required.
Green Thumb? Your eyes may be more attracted to the ground in search of flowers than to the birds in the trees. Wildflower photographer, Steven Faucette, will lead a Spring Wildflower Walk on Saturday, April 20th. The walk is 1-2 miles along and you’ll have the chance to see and learn about native wildflowers and many more of the hundreds of plants living in the park. Online registration is recommended.
Be sure to ask your innkeeper for recommendations as well. Beautiful gardens abound in Asheville, and your innkeeper will have all the best information!
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