The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

All about coral reefs and the oceans

Holmes Educational
State Forest

All about rain forests of the world

Home    Western North Carolina    Asheville    Hendersonville    Other Cities & Towns    Real Estate & Relocation    Outdoor Recreation
Arts & Crafts    Festivals & Events    Attractions    Museums    Day Trips & Itineraries    Kid's Activities    Wineries    Spas   
Golf in the Mountains

Outdoor Recreation in WNC, from golf to whitewater rafting   Western North Carolina Cities & Towns    Attractions in the Mountains

Asheville NC section of website   Hendersonville NC section of website

Hiking & Backpacking   Llama Trekking   Camping   Rock & Mountain Climbing

Mountain Attractions
By Category
All Attractions
Architectural Masterpieces
Arts & Crafts
Cars, Planes & Trains
Cherokee Indians
Famous Persons
Great For Kids
Markets & Historic Stores
Music, Dance & Theatre
Parks & National Forests
Plants & Animals
Presenting Local History
Rivers, Lakes & Streams
Rocks, Gems & Minerals


Employment Resources
Green Resources
Real Estate & Relocation
Retreat Centers
Senior Resources
Summer Camps

North Carolina

All About Western NC
Day Trips & Itineraries
Festivals & Events

Golf in the Mountains
Outdoor Recreation
WNC Attractions
WNC Cities & Towns
WNC Spas
WNC Wineries





   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.

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas







All Content Copyright by Lee James Pantas
All Rights Reserved
Contact The Author        Advertising On This Site