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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  • We were excited to visit the birthplace of forestry in America. The Visitor's Center was nice but, for being such a beautiful area with such a rich history, the Gift Shop was lacking in just about.....  more
    We were excited to visit the birthplace of forestry in America. The Visitor's Center was nice but, for being such a beautiful area with such a rich history, the Gift Shop was lacking in just about.....  more »
  • What an AMAZING find!! So much to do and what a great look back into history! Love the video which gives an awesome overview of how the first Forestry school in America started! The paved trails with....  more
    What an AMAZING find!! So much to do and what a great look back into history! Love the video which gives an awesome overview of how the first Forestry school in America started! The paved trails with....  more »

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