Sept. 27 Report - South Mountains State Park

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Amanda LasleySept. 27 Report - South Mountains State Park

Sept. 27, 2013, Jacob Fork Gorge Overlook on Chestnut Knob Trail

We still have a lot of green because of our lower elevations, but the first hint of fall color is peeking out of the South Mountains. Currently, a few of the maples, tulip poplars, sweet gums and chestnut oaks are showing some color.

Visit the park for the 11th annual Nature Day, Sept. 28 from 11 am-4 pm, to enjoy a close-up view of our brilliant fall wildflowers and other natural wonders. There will be lots of children’s activities, exhibits, Appalachian music and park rangers to answer your questions. Take a wagon ride. Build a birdhouse. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food and drinks from South Mountains Fire Department. It's the perfect reason to get outside and enjoy nature at South Mountains State Park.

For more information about visiting this location, go to North Carolina State Parks and Discover Burke County.

Amanda Lasley

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