The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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Holmes Educational
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   North Carolina has six Educational State Forests that have been developed as living environmental education centers. These forests are designed to promote a better understanding of the value of forests in our lives.
   Holmes Educational State Forest, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a rich mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas and a variety of wildflowers. These features are accessible to the visiting public by a series of well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest. Picnic sites with tables and grills are provided, and ranger-conducted programs are available to groups visiting the 235-acre Forest. Reservations are also accepted for use of the rustic stone covered picnic shelter.

Website: Holmes Educational State Forest
Location: Just west of Hendersonville
Address: 1299 Crab Creek Rd., Hendersonville NC 28739
Telephone: 828-692-0100
Hours: Mid March to Mid November Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Sat/Sun 10am-6pm
Fees: None
Allow: Two hours
Directions: From Hendersonville take Kanuga Road west 8 miles. Forest is on the left.
Notes: Reservations accepted for use of the rustic stone covered picnic shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

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