Fonta Flora State Trail

This state trail is a must do and see for all visiting Western North Carolina. It surrounds Lake James and provides boating,

hiking and biking on the trails,

and private beaches near the trails.

Children were playing with electric boats while the rest of the family looked on.

And under The Fonta Flora Covered Bridge

were these gracious butterflies.

What an amazing spot for all to enjoy.

Another Lake James Park..

While speaking with a co-worker was told of another Lake James Park. What a find, with more hiking trails, and a larger beach. Let’s explore…

Started the hike at Linville Gorge Overlook.

Check out that sky..

Moments on the trail..

A Beaver Dam
A Tributary

Discovered another trail system,

with even more beauty..

Time for a foot soak..

Then more exploration to the Bathouse..

Wonderful to see – electric car chargers,

and picnic pavillions.

Upon leaving discovered a new visitor center under construction,

which will lead hikers through more lovely woods..

What a nice visit…..