Cradle of Forestry In America Historic Site

Area Status: Open
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Paved trail at the Cradle of Forestry

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Parkway on 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 the 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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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open Daily April 9- November 6
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fees $5.00 for adults 16 years of age and older
FREE for everyone on Tuesdays! (Except guided group programs by reservation)
*FREE for youth ages 15 and younger
*FREE for Friends of the Cradle of Forestry, Federal Interagency and Golden Age Pass holders *Except for the following special events which are $6.00 for adults 16 years of age and older and $3.00 for youth 15 and younger and Federal Interagency and Golden Age Passport holders: Firefly Twilight Tour, Winged Creatures of the Night, Songcatchers Music Series, Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party, Forest Festival Day, and The Legend of Tommy Hodges.
Operated By: US Forest Service in partnership with CFAIA

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