June 14, 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!
Unless noted otherwise, all activities will take place from 11:00-4:00
Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include:
Archery with the NC Bowhunters Association
Fly-Fishing with Trout Unlimited
Canoeing and Kayaking with Headwaters Outfitters
Map/Compass Skills and Aquatic Life Observation Table with Muddy Sneakers
Outdoor Oriented Crafts, Games, and Face Painting with Cradle of Forestry Staff
Songs of the Big Outdoors Live Music Program at 12:00pm
Guided Nature Walk to the Pink Beds Boardwalk at 2:00pm
Hobnob at the Cradle will have BBQ available for purchase in addition to their cafe’ menu.
National Get Outdoors Day is Sponsored By: