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Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC


Last updated 5/19/2020 at 6:12am

Despite being "closed," the Looking Glass Falls recreation area was busy Saturday. (Times photo by Alex Perri)

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education parking lot.

Judging by the amount of people on Transylvania County's public lands the last few days, Doherty wasn't the only one glad to see DuPont State Recreational Forest, Gorges State Park and Pisgah National Forest begin a phases reopening

Hiker John Smithson, who lives in the Statesville area, said he and his friends were excited to get some fresh air and sunshine Saturday at the Looki...

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