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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Spring Migration Bird Hike
April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Warm southern winds are helping songbirds on their way to the nesting grounds and Lake James State Park is an important stopover for warblers, vireos, orioles, hummingbirds, swallows and a host of other birds. The Fox Den Loop Trail is an excellent place to look for these tiny travelers, as well as the many species that reside year-round along the lakeshore. Ranger Jamie Cameron will have his trusty binoculars and field guide for this enjoyable 2-1/4-mile hike featuring the oldest trail in the park. Plan to meet in the Catawba River Area breezeway for an 8 a.m. departure. Watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately.