We began our visit to the Mount Magazine State Park at the Visitors Center that was very helpful and informative. They provided information about the hiking trails and things to do in the park. There was a wildlife observation area overlooking a garden of native plants. We really enjoyed the hummingbirds that put on quite a show.
We knew there is lots of wildlife in the state park and were on the lookout for black bears. We did not see any bears but discovered two fawns by our driveway when we checked into out cabin. We continued to see deer out in the park and each morning in view of our deck. One evening as we were checking out the huge full moon from our deck, we saw two deer laying down at the edge of our back yard. We counted up 15 different deer that we saw up close in our two day stay! I decided that having deer near your cabin is better than having bears.
The scenery was beautiful, the cool breezes were rare to find in the summer, and there was a surprise around every curve of the road. Mount Magazine was a great summer destination. Too bad it is such a long trip or we might be checking it out in the fall.
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