Lake James State Park and Campground
You can’t have alcohol at the state park, but you can gaze at the heavens with a brew in your hand at the neighbor’s place. Lake James State Park co-hosts with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing at Fonta Flora’s Farmhouse Brewery at the old Whippoorwill Dairy Farm (just 1- mile northeast of the Paddy’s Creek entrance at 6751 NC-126). Enjoy a cold beverage or hot chocolate, learn basic star gazing tips, and experience the night sky like you’ve never seen it. Telescopes and binoculars for viewing the night sky or bring your own. Folding chairs and blankets also recommended. The show starts at dusk (between 6 and 6:30 p.m.) and the brewery will stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate us, so don’t miss this rare opportunity. All ages are welcome. No need to register for this one.
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