Even though we had been to Roan Mountain State Park in the past, we had never been able to visit the Miller homestead. It is open only certain days of the week and we never seemed to be there on the right days. During the Naturalists' Rally it was opened so the participants could do attend the butterfly hike. The fields full of goldenrod and milkweed was a perfect area for the butterflies.
It is a very steep drive to get to the homestead on top of one of the mountains in the park. What a beautiful farm and home the Miller family had in the past century.