The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains. Join the Cradle of Forestry in honoring this amazing annual phenomenon of nature. Begin with a morning bird walk with naturalists, enjoy and afternoon live program, and learn more about you can accommodate migratory birds in our yard.
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This unique historic site is home of the first forestry school in America, The Biltmore Forest School- 1898-1913. Today the Cradle of Forestry is a favorite Blue Ridge attraction in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. Highlights include: 18-minute movie, hands-on exhibits, helicopter simulator, scavenger hunt, guided tours, paved trails, historic cabins, craftsmen, logging locomotive, special events, cafe and gift shop. Nearby attractions include Sliding Rock - a naturally formed creek waterslide - and Looking Glass Waterfall on Hwy. 276.