Cradle of Forestry In America Historic Site


Nestled below the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah National Forest is the birthplace of forestry in America-the Cradle of Forestry.

The Cradle abounds with ways to have fun while learning about forest, traditional Blue Ridge culture and forest management.

Paved trails-perfect for strollers and wheelchairs-put the forest at your fingertips.

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Operated By: US Forest Service in partnership with CFAIA

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