Wildflowers and a Waterfall
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 9:30 am
Are you a new resident in Asheville that would like to enjoy seeing a waterfall and spring wildflowers all in one day? Are you a long-time resident that has never been to this botanical sanctuary? This musical feast is just the one for you.
Guild members Marilyn Kolton-Dwarshuis and Lou Dwarshuis will once again lead us on a beautiful, easy hike to Pearson’s Falls near Saluda. This spot is a botanical, bird and wildlife sanctuary comprised of 268 acres of native forest and spring fed streams. There are over 200 species of native plants growing in this area. In the spring, the path is lined with many wildflowers including trilliums, foam flowers, Dutchman’s Britches, spring beauty, and Virginia bluebells. You may even see the rare Walking Fern growing there.
And the easy trail leads to a 90-foot spectacular waterfall. What a great way to greet spring! Meet at the Outlet Mall parking lot to carpool to the area to enjoy the hike. Afterwards, feast on a delicious box lunch with a refreshing soda, beer, or glass of wine before returning to Asheville.