Vacation Ideas: 17 Places to See With Kids in North Carolina
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2. Admire the blue ghost fireflies in DuPont State Recreational Forest.
Cedar Mountain | dupontforest.com
Chasing backyard fireflies at dusk is a favorite childhood activity, but you’ve probably never seen fireflies quite like these. Instead of a yellow intermittent glow, the blue ghost fireflies of Transylvania and Henderson counties emit a steady blue glow along the forest floor. The eerie light show is only about four weeks long starting in May and disappearing by mid-June. Check the Friends of DuPont State Forest website or call for information about occasional guided tours.
Nearby attractions: The forest is home to several waterfalls and is an ideal location for hiking or mountain biking.