As we move closer to the summer season, our May feature in our 12 Months of Birding series is one to listen and look for at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, the aptly-named Summer Tanager.
With 2023 designated the Year of the Trail in North Carolina, it’s the perfect time to check out one of the fabulous trails in western North Carolina. To get you started on your early springtime trail exploration, we’ve put together some featured trails for March.
Being located inside Pisgah National Forest and a site on the NC Birding Trail, we love our winged neighbors. Kicking off the return of our 12 Months of Birding series, we introduce you to the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
As you may know, the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is located two miles inside Pisgah National Forest, between Black Mountain and Old Fort, North Carolina. This means we have beautiful dark skies at night, often clear and full of stars.
Near the southern end of the property, adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and just beyond our pond, lies a half acre of wetlands, or as they call it in the mountains, a high elevation bog.
Catawba Falls in Pisgah National Forest has become one of the most-loved waterfall hikes around here, and with it being the closest waterfall to the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, it is for sure appreciated by our nature loving guests. That’s why we want to share that the trail is currently undergoing improvements by the U.S. Forest Service and is slated to reopen in Spring of 2023.
One of the reasons we LOVE being tucked away two miles into Pisgah National Forest is that the opportunities for stargazing are plenty. With very little light pollution, we have a beautiful night sky above the Inn on Mill Creek B&B. Every month brings noteworthy celestial events this year, including meteor showers, a total lunar eclipse, and planets aligning.