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.

Fox Den Loop 100-Mile Challenge Hike @ Lake James State Park
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am

100 miles … can you do it? Many North Carolina Park visitors are trying to do just that, hike 100 miles in 2017. Meet Ranger Kevin Bischof as he leads a hike in early Winter to discover the what winter residents are in the park. The 2-1/4-mile, moderate hike will trek around the Fox Den Loop trail. Meet at 11 a.m. in the Catawba River Area of the park near the picnic shelter.

12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale @ The Monte Vista Hotel
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale @ The Monte Vista Hotel | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale is set for Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC. This event is the season’s most scenically situated garden show. The Garden Sale selection of plants cover perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, native trees, shrubs, maples, iris, daylilies, hostas and garden accessories.
Garden related workshops will be conducted throughout the day. Come early to purchase items from the Clothesline Fundraising Event which supports the Black Mountain Beautification Committee. Parking is free, food available at the hotel, and favorite, returning vendors and new vendors make this an annual event not to be missed. See more details at