Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Forest

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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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  • What a great way for the kids to see how the forest develops and what we have done to try to help conserve it through the years. It is a beautiful location, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is very inf...  more »
  • We have been told about this place for years. What a treat. The people could not have been any nicer or more knowledgeable. We learned a lot and it was very interesting. We had lunch on the patio and ...  more »

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