June 8, National Get Outdoors Day
The Cradle of Forestry celebrates National Get Outdoors Day, established in 2008 by the USDA Forest Service to encourage Americans, especially youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. The day includes skill teaching and demonstrations by the area’s outdoor recreation community, and guided nature walks along the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Trail. Admission to the site is free on this national event day.
Activities will include:
- Come meet two real horses and learn about horseback riding with the Backcountry Horsemen of Pisgah
-Guided nature walk along the Cradle’s new Forest Discovery Trail
- Rock Climbing gear presentations and hands-on rappelling demonstrations in front of the Discovery Center with Pure Vida
- Get your picture taken with Smokey Bear behind the Discovery Center!
-Come by the camping display behind the Discovery Center for a Good Camp Vs. Bad Camp game
- Muddy Sneakers naturalists will be teaching participants how to use a map and compass, as well as about the insect life found in ponds at the King House
- Face painting and outdoors inspired crafts behind the Forest Discovery Center
- Headwaters Outfitters will be teaching how to be safe and have fun with canoes and kayaks at the pond
-Songs of the Great Outdoors Music Program at the amphitheatre
Hobnob New Orleans style food and BBQ will be available for purchase
More Programs and Times TBA. Please check back often