Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Forest

4.7
#4 of 10 in Parks in Pisgah Forest
Cradle of Forestry in America

National Forest Historic Site

Spanning over 100 years of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America’s first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive, or take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall.

Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America – the Cradle of Forestry
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  • We heard about a summer program for 4-6 year olds at this awesome location in the Pisgah Forest. We called ahead and reserved a spot (which you need to do-it fills up). Each week has a different theme...  more »
  • Impressive presentation of the history of forest preservation in Western NC. Movie, overhead audio descriptions, cafe, gift shop, dining area, maps and activities info and (2)one mile paved trails in ...  more »
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