By: Jessica Maynor – LandTrust intern of summer 2014 and student at N.C. State University studying fisheries and wildlife biology with a minor in forestry.
North Carolina is a beautiful state filled with unique features. The state’s majestic mountains, picturesque Piedmont farmland and tranquil beaches provide a variety of habitats and recreational opportunities. This diversity makes it a marvelous place.
With the spectacular beauty of our mountains and coast in North Carolina, the Piedmont often receives less recognition. The Uwharries are one area in the Piedmont that has abundant diversity and recreational opportunities.
With access to hiking trails, rivers, lakes and campsites this area offers many attractions. Even less well known than the Uwharries, however, is the beautiful and unique Mountain Creek.
Mountain Creek is in the southeastern Piedmont on the transition line between the Uwharries and the Sandhills. As you float on this creek, you can look to your west and see the rocky outcrops with galax and mountain laurel that are characteristic of the Uwharries. Look to your east and you can see flat terrain with willow oaks and other flora more reminiscent of the Sandhills. With this much diversity, Mountain Creek is a truly remarkable place. [Read more…]