The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America

June 11: National Get Outdoors Day (Free Event)


Saturday, June 11: National Get Outdoors Day          Hands on Archery Lesson

The Cradle of Forestry in America will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with outdoor skills demonstrations, activities and crafts. Admission to the site and all activities are free. 
The USDA Forest Service is a National Get Outdoors Day partner. The campaign encourages Americans, especially youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. The Forest Service has an ongoing commitment to engage children with nature through various programs in support of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Outside campaign.
In this spirit, a variety of activities on June 11 will showcase outdoor adventure, camp and trail skills in the Cradle of Forestry’s scenic setting. Activities include:
·         Compass practice and map reading
·         Demonstration of primitive fire making
·         Guided trail walks
·         Plant identification
·         Nature oriented games and crafts.


Schedule is TBA


General Information: For more information or to check for any updates, call (828)877-3130. The Cradle of Forestry Historic Site is located on Hwy 276 near Brevard, NC. The physical address (not a mailing address) is:


11250 Pisgah Hwy

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


Please note if a driving direction search recommends using N.C. 151, you may want to use an alternative route due to extremely steep inclines and sharp curves.






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