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DUPONT STATE FOREST FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NEXT WEEKEND

Triple Falls at DuPont Recreational State Forest

Source:  Transylvania Times/Brevard, NC/Monday, September 10, 2018

¨On National Public Lands Day — Saturday , September 22 — Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest.  Nearly 80 activities have been planned fort the day, including mountain bike and hiking tours, wildlife lectures, yoga on Big Rock, stand-up paddle board demonstrations and so much more.

¨Our number one goal for the Forest Festival is to teach the people to love the forest.  All of the activities are designed to educate attendees on how to be good stewards of the Forest and all of our public lands.¨ said Sara Landry, executive director of Friends of DuPont Forest.

The activities will weave in education about the ¨pack it in, pack it out¨ philosophy, waterfall safety, multi-use trail use, and conservation.  The events will be led by expert volunteers and representatives from our partner conservation nonprofits, including Conserving Carolina, Wild South, Muddy Sneakers, Mills River Partnership and Mountain True.

The Festival activities will take place at several of DuPont Forest´s access areas.  Information tents will be found at Corn Mill Shoals, High Falls, Hooker Falls and Guion Farm Access Areas.  For directions and maps, please visit www.dupontforest.com/visit/maps.

The Forest Festival is free and open to the public.  Donations are kindly suggested.  Join Friends of DuPont online or at the Forest Festival information booths.

The DuPont Forest Festival is hosted by Friends of DuPont Forest and sponsored by Cedar Mountain Cafe, Diamond Brand Outdoors, Kanuga Conference Center, Romantic Asheville, Deer Ridge Property Management, REEB Ranch Bike Park,  Squatch Bikes and Brews, Oskar Blues Brewery and Piney Mountain Bike Lounge.  To learn more about the festival, visit www.dupontforest.com.¨

Source:  Staff/The Transylvania Times

Image:  ncforestservice.org

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