This one is well kept secret. There are numerous native species. Be sure to take a tripod and reflectors to highlight your shots. This little spot has fern curls, lady slippers, oconee bell, Virginia bluebells and many more plants native to the NC mountains. Its an easy walk located by Lake Junaluska. There is a wide variety of plants that bloom various times during the year so going back often always brings a new adventure. It can be a little dark in here so flash could help. There are also a number of birds here as well.
You can also take a nice walk around the lake. I like early morning for this area.
From 40 in western NC . take exit 27 (hwy 19-23-74) from this follow the signs to Maggie Valley exit hwy 19. A short distance you will see the lake to your right. Turn right on North Lakeshore Dr. Follow this around to Stuart Circle. Turn up Stuart Cir. Park at the end of the Circle.
Granny's Chicken Palace is on the corner of N Lakeshore and Hwy19. Its a great place to eat and they keep the fixin's coming for no additional charge.