The area around the Max Patch Retreat is rich with wildflowers and wildlife. See deer, wild turkey and all manner of little critters, including the Boomer, the little red squirrel that gave the nearby area of Boomer Den its name. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a bobcat or a black bear in the distance.
Pink lady slipper can be found in piney woods around Rich Mountain from May to June.
Cold Springs Creek in Harmon Den is a photographer's dream.