National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, the event brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday September 25th. Our site will be open 10am to 5pm that day and be FREE for ALL visitors. The Cradle will be hosting a service project; along with on-site guided tours of our interpretive trails.
Woodsy Owl is turning 50 this year and we will be celebrating this big-hearted bird on National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 25. Woodsy’s motto is “Lend a hand, care for the land” and we intend to do that on this national day of service on our public lands. Come to the Cradle to lend a hand and celebrate 50 years of Woodsy Owl.
Service project will be hosted at the Cradle of Forestry.
on-site Guided Tours of our Biltmore Campus Trail
The trail is 1.0 mile and winds through the Biltmore Forest School’s rustic campus. A one-room schoolhouse, general store, cabins, blacksmith shop, and a garden provide opportunities to discuss life in the early 1900’s and forest resources. Glimpse the lives of the first American forestry students and the families who lived here.