I don’t believe that the groundhog read the South Carolina forecast. Six more weeks of winter…I think not! It looks like spring has sprung in the South Carolina Mountain Lakes Region. While the daffodils at Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast are in full-bloom , the cherry trees, apple trees, and saucer magnolias (aka “Tulip Trees”) are also blooming. In addition, the birds are singing, and the spring peepers have awakened. So, you won’t go wrong with any outdoor activity this February.
Devils Fork State Park seemed the place to be today. While Buddy and Julie hiked the Bear Cove Trail, they met up with quite a few other folks and their four-legged friends. (The Bear Cove Trail is minimally-moderately (at best) strenuous and takes about an hour to trek. The middle section of the trail hugs the lake shore. Access this trail either from the bottom of the picnic area parking lot or from the campground.) The blue skies and 70+ degree temperatures beckoned the families, boaters, paddlers, rock artists, and ENO enthusiasts! The smell of hot dogs on the grills made us check our calendars. Yep! February 19th. Who would think we would be dodging Frisbees on the banks of Lake Jocassee?
The coming week is sure to bring more blooms. So, don’t miss this prime hiking weather! Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast has vacancies this week. http://sunrisefarmbb.com/accommodations/ Let us treat you to Southern Hospitality! The South Carolina Mountain Lakes Region is maybe the best place for a mid-winter get-away. We will be happy to point you in the right direction for hiking trails to fit your experience and fitness level. And, we will help you get set up for a spectacular tour of Lake Jocassee with Brooks and Kay Wade. http://www.jocasseelaketours.com Or, if you would rather just relax on the farm, while feeding the animals, watching the birds, and listening to the Peepers, that’s perfectly fine, too!