Where to find a groundhog on Groundhog’s Day in Asheville, NC, February 2nd, 2013?  There will be a few groundhogs to hear from this coming Ground Hog’s Day in and around Asheville.  Ground Hog’s Day – what a funny little holiday – coming up soon yet again on February 2nd – what will the groundhog tell us this year?  Long winter or early spring?  Here are some places in Asheville to hear what our furry friend might have to say:

The WNC Nature Center is having a special program of stories and song, exploring the folklore of the groundhog with a presention by Carlton Burke.  Additionally, Nibbles the groundhog will be the feature guest of the day and perhaps predict what kind of winter and spring we can expect here in the Mountains of North Carolina.  The presentation will begin at 2pm on Saturday, February 2nd at the Nature Center.  Admission required and groundhog festivities are included in the ticket price.

Earlier in the day, from 11am – 1pm, be sure and be at Chimney Rock Park (CRP) for a special visit and celebration with Grady the Groundhog.  Guided hikes at noon and 12:30, kids Groundhog Day crafts and an educational program on groundhogs will be part of the Groundhog’s day celebration at Chimney Rock Park.  Additionally, CRP will have discounted Grady’s Kids Club memberships available on this day.  Admission required and groundhog festivities are included in the entry fee.

And if you need a place to stay, Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast has it’s own backyard groundhog – we’ll see if Prickles the groundhog will come out and tell us how long or short the winter will be!!

For Asheville bed and breakfast lodging, Asheville Cabins or Asheville Vacation Rentals, call the Vacation-In-Asheville reservation offices at (828) 994-2627, 9am – 7pm daily.