Events Calendar

Winter Waterfowl Boat Tour @ Lake James State Park
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm

Many species of waterfowl, including ducks, grebes, loons and cormorants spend the winter months on Lake James and now you have an opportunity to observe them in their element. Ranger Earl Weaver will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for birds. The weather could be blustery, so be sure to dress warmly if you are one of the eight lucky participants. Registration is required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 to reserve your spot. Meet your captain at the Paddy’s Creek Area, East Picnic Shelter at 12:45 p.m. for a briefing prior to departure promptly at 1 o’clock.

Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm
Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

In the Asheville Marathon, held on the grounds of The Biltmore Estate, runners will explore 26.2 and 13.1 miles through America’s largest backyard. The Asheville Marathoners will wind through hardwood forests, meadows, gardens, and extraordinary views of the estate. Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including Biltmore House and gardens, America’s largest and most esteemed private residence.

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains. Join the Cradle of Forestry in honoring this amazing annual phenomenon of nature. Begin with a morning bird walk with naturalists, enjoy and afternoon live program, and learn more about you can accommodate migratory birds in our yard.