The rhododendron around Lake Lure are always the first to bloom in this part of the mountains.
Larkins On The Lake is my favorite watering hole. Their rhodos are the best I have found in these parts.
Climbing 2,000 feet over Lake Lure, Sugarloaf Mountain and Rumbling Bald Mountain dominate the horizon at sunset.
The blackberries around Otter Pond are in full bloom. Can you say, Blackberry Cobbler?