Flock to the Rock
An official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail and home to 130 species of feathered friends, Chimney Rock is a prime viewing site for the annual hawk migration. Events include live birds of prey shows, featuring the park’s red-tailed hawks and owls, bird walks, nature photography workshops, and hawk watches. Kids can even dissect an owl pellet to learn about the nocturnal bird’s eating habits.
» Chimney Rock Park, 431 Main St.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $15, $7 ages six to 15; (828) 625-9611; www.chimneyrockpark.com