Nestled a few minutes from Brevard, this heritage site is the birthplace of science-based forest management.
George and Edith Vanderbilt – of the nearby Biltmore Estate – are accredited for this living legacy. Some 87,000 aces of the Vanderbilt’s “Pisgah Forest” tract became the nucleus of the Pisgah National Forest, established in 1916.
This 6,500 acre heritage site in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains was created by Congress in 1968 to “preserve, develop, and make available to this and future generations the birthplace of forestry and forestry education in America.”
Currently open to visitors everyday from mid-April to early November.