New! Yoga Classes: Every Sunday at 6:45pm & Tuesday at 9:45am


 

October 5

Saturday | 11am

Cradle of Forestry


 

October 5

Saturday | 8am

In the Deer Field

I’m Going Hiking and I’m Bringing A…

Through this program, participants have the chance to learn the importance of being well-prepared for a hike.  The group will become more aware of several common and possible challenges visitors face each year while visiting Pisgah National Forest. By becoming more aware of some of the possible challenges, visitors may learn to reframe the way they see the forest, and thus prepare better and enjoy trips on a deeper level.. The 10 Essentials will be discussed and the facilitator will demonstrate packing the 10 essentials, properly, into a day pack. In addition, Leave No Trace Principles will be identified and discussed. 


 

October 6

Sunday | 9am

In the Deer Field

What Sort of Animals Live Here Anyway?

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about common land animals in the Pisgah Ranger District including black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcat, fox, owl, beaver, and skunk. Through activities and discussions, participants will be challenged to spot clues such as tracks, dens, duff, and scat to determine what sort of animals may have been in the area.


 

October 12

Saturday | 8:30am

In the Deer Field

Recreational Opportunities in Pisgah National Forest

This program presents an overview of recreational pursuits in Pisgah National Forest including hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting and tubing. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a better handle on the opportunities available in Pisgah Forest as well a clearer view of what those activities entail.


 

October 13

Sunday | 8:30am

In the Deer Field

What Sort of Animals Live Here Anyway?

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about common land animals in the Pisgah Ranger District including black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcat, fox, owl, beaver, and skunk. Through activities and discussions, participants will be challenged to spot clues such as tracks, dens, duff, and scat to determine what sort of animals may have been in the area.


 

October 19

Saturday | 11am

Cradle of Forestry


 

October 19

Saturday | 9am

In the Deer Field

Day Hiking Pisgah National Forest

This program explores several popular day hikes in Pisgah National Forest, how to prepare and what to expect, and includes a discussion about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and waterfall safety as well as the 10 Essentials.


 

October 20

Sunday | 9am

In the Deer Field

The Road “Knot” Taken

Participants will receive instruction in rope selection and care. Knots such a Bowline, Double Fisherman’s, Figure 8, and Girth Hitch will be discussed and demonstrated. Folks will have the opportunity to learn which knots are best for certain jobs. Plenty of time is allotted for participants to practice tying these knots. 


 

October 26

Saturday | 9am

In the Deer Field

“I’m Going Hiking and I’m Bringing A…”


Through this program, participants have the chance to learn the importance of being well-prepared for a hike.  The group will become more aware of several common and possible challenges visitors face each year while visiting Pisgah National Forest. By becoming more aware of some of the possible challenges, visitors may learn to reframe the way they see the forest, and thus prepare better and enjoy trips on a deeper level.. The 10 Essentials will be discussed and the facilitator will demonstrate packing the 10 essentials, properly, into a day pack. In addition, Leave No Trace Principles will be identified and discussed. 


 

October 27

Sunday | 9am

In the Deer Field

“Tell Me A Story About The Time…”


This program seeks to reveal the importance of storytelling in Appalachian Culture. Participants will hear several stories as they are introduced to the characteristics of Jack Tales, tall tales, and not-so-scary campfire tales. A template or recipe for “the perfect story” will be provided and participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at storytelling, Appalachian Style.