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Come And Step Into The Cradle Of Forestry


Last updated 4/26/2021 at 4:21pm

Sean Trapp

Last week, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest opened for the season. Jim Dockendorf and Lynda Woodman came from Minnesota to visit Asheville residents Maia and Billy Mizejewski.

The Cradle of Forestry is back and open for the 2021 season.

The "birthplace of modern forestry," located off U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Nestled in the Pink Beds Valley within Pisgah, the Cradle of Forestry is the birthplace of science-based forest management dating back to the time of George and Edith Vanderbilt, who owned the property.

The 6,500-acre heritage site was created by Congress in 1968 to "preserve, develop, and make available to this and future generations the birthplace of forestry and forestry educat...

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