Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Open Water Birding Expedition
January 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The open water of Lake James can host some unique species of birds during winter. Different species of gulls, cormorants, loons, ducks and grebes can be found far from shore and the park patrol boat is an excellent platform to get out and see them up close. Ranger Jamie Cameron will be your captain and your guide on this special tour for serious birders. Weather conditions may be challenging and a close eye will have to kept on the forecast. To be one of the 8 hardy souls on our voyage you must pre-register by calling the park office at 828-584-7728. We will meet at the East Picnic Shelter in the Paddys Creek Area at 9:45 a.m. for a briefing and prompt 10 oclock departure.