Part of what makes Laurel Mountain Preserve so special is the abundance of native flora and fauna that call these hills home. That includes wild turkey and deer, a menagerie of small mammals and birds-including the rare Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker.
There is a network of hiking trails that are varied in difficulty but alike in the immediacy of their access to the charms of the mountain surroundings. While hiking or strolling under the canopy of Oaks (White, Scarlet, Black and Chestnut) and Hickories (Mockernut and Pignut) the keen-eyed observer may notice rare plant species like Galax, Devil's Bit and the endangered Carolina Hemlock.
Like the interweaving branches of the mountain laurel for which our community is named, the sense of peace, happiness and energy felt here intertwines with all aspects of your life. It seems that no matter where you are, part of Laurel Mountain Preserve stays with you.