Friends of DuPont Forest Festival 

 

National Public Lands Day

This year, 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.

The organization has invited members of the community to share their outdoor knowledge and lead a demonstration, tour, or lecture.

Activities include:

Jr. Ranger Program
Kayak Tours
Stand Up Paddle Board Demonstraion
Wildlife Lecture
N.C. Forest Service Demonstration
Fly Fishing Demonstration
Horseback Riding Demonstration
Optimizing Avenza Map App
Mountain Bike Tours
Yoga at Big Rock
History Tour
Forest Ecology Hike
Nature Photography

Full Events Schedule


Forest Festival Parking
What should you bring to the Forest Festival?
Join Friends of DuPont Forest
Donate
Volunteer


For questions about Forest Festival activities and / or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Landry at 828.713.2368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Please note the times and date are subject to change.

CORN MILL SHOALS ACCESS
9-11 AM YOGA – Lauren Ligon
Family friendly.
9-11 AM TRAIL MAINTENANCE DEMO – Friends of DuPont Forest Trail Crew and Pisgah Area SORBA
9-11 AM BIKE RIDE – Squatch Bikes
Family friendly. Limited to 10.
9-11 AM FOREST ECOLOGY HIKE – Rick Bowerman
Family friendly. Limited to 15.
4-6 PM YOGA – Lauren Ligon
Family friendly.
HIGH FALLS ACCESS
10 AM – 12 PM JR. RANGER PROGRAM – Jane Dauster, NC Forest Service
10AM-1PM INVASIVE PLANTS WORKDAY – Bob Gale, MountainTrue
11AM – 12PM WILDLIFE LECTURE – Steve O’Neil, Earthshine
Family friendly. Limited to 20 participants.
11AM – 12PM NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Andy Lukacs
11AM – 12PM FOREST ECOLOGY HIKE – Rick Bowerman
11AM – 4PM WOODWORKING – Don Harris
Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm.
12-1 PM WILDLIFE LECTURE – Steve O’Neil, Earthshine
Family friendly. Limited to 20 participants.
12-1 PM KIDS WATERFALL SAFETY – Zach Ignas-Landry
Kid friendly. Limit 10 participants.
1:30-2:30PM CONSERVATION IN WNC – Tom Fanslow, Conserving Carolina
2-3 PM AVENZA MAP APP DEMO – Carmen Durham
Limited to 12 participants.
2-4 PM NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Andy Lukacs
4-5 PM WILDLIFE OF DUPONT – Alan Cameron
Family Friendly. Limited to 20 participants.
5-6 PM AVENZA MAP APP DEMO – Carmen Durham
Limited to 12 participants.
HOOKER FALLS ACCESS
9 AM -12 PM 3 WATERFALLS, LAKES – John Quinley, High Country Hikers
10-10:30 AM SCIENCE IN THE WATER – Maria Wise, Mills River Partnership
Family friendly. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
10-11 AM
KIDS WATERFALL SAFETY – Zach Ignas-Landry
Kid friendly. Limited to 10 participants.
11 AM-1 PM FLY FISHING – Danielle Matthews, Headwaters
Family friendly. Limited to 10 participants.
11:30 AM-12 PM SCIENCE IN THE WATER – Maria Wise, Mills River Partnership
Family friendly. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
11AM-1 PM CEMETERY HIKE – Patty Stahl, Doug Pace, Charlie Burden
Limited to14 participants.
3-4 PM KIDS WATERFALL SAFETY – Zach Ignas-Landry
Kid friendly. Limited to 10 participants.
3-5 PM FLY FISHING – Danielle Matthews, Headwaters
Family friendly. Limited to 10 participants.
4-6 PM CEMETERY HIKE – Patty Stahl, Doug Pace, Charlie Burden
Limited to14 participants.
4:30-5 PM SCIENCE IN THE WATER – Maria Wise, Mills River Partnership
Family friendly. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
GUION ACCESS
10 AM -12 PM AMERICAN CHESTNUTS – Don Surrette
10 AM – 6 PM FOREST SERVICE DEMO – Bruce MacDonald, NC Forest Service
Family friendly.
11 AM – 1 PM MUDDY SNEAKERS – Deborah Davis
Family friendly. Limited to 15.
11 AM – 1 PM FLORA AND FAUNA HIKE ID – Caet Cash, Blue Ridge Hiking Co.
Family friendly. Limited to 12.
11 AM – 2 PM MEET THE HORSES – Dottie and Larry Davis
12-2PM HIKE TO WINTERGREEN FALLS – Hemlock Restoration Initiative
12-2PM ORIENTEERING DEMONSTRATION – WNC Orienteering Club and Northline Navigation
Family friendly.
1-3 PM SQUATCH BIKE RIDE – Squatch Bikes
Family friendly. Limited to 10.
2-4 PM AMERICAN CHESTNUTS – Don Surrette
2-4 PM MUDDY SNEAKERS – Deborah Davis
Family friendly. Limited to 15.
4-6 PM MUDDY SNEAKERS – Deborah Davis
Family friendly. Limited to 15.
4-6PM ORIENTEERING DEMONSTRATION – WNC Orienteering Club and Northline Navigation
Family friendly.
4-6PM HIKE TO WINTERGREEN FALLS – Hemlock Restoration Initiative
FAWN LAKE ACCESS
8:30 AM-12 PM ADULT BIKE RIDE – Carmen Durham
11-AM-12 PM BUMBLE BEE HIKE – Morgan Harris, Wild South
2-4 PM BUMBLE BEE HIKE – Morgan Harris, Wild South
LAKE IMAGING ACCESS
2-5 PM BIKE POKER RIDE – Barrett Hoover, Red Wolf Mt. Bike
BARN
10 AM-6 PM MEET THE HORSES – Cheryl Calvert, Pisgah Trailblazers
LAKE JULIA
11AM-5 PM STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS – Jeffery Tyler, White Squirrel Paddles
11AM-5 PM KAYAK TOURS – Danielle Matthews, Headwaters

 

National Public Lands Day

This year, 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.

The organization has invited members of the community to share their outdoor knowledge and lead a demonstration, tour, or lecture.

Activities include:

Jr. Ranger Program
Kayak Tours
Stand Up Paddle Board Demonstraion
Wildlife Lecture
N.C. Forest Service Demonstration
Fly Fishing Demonstration
Horseback Riding Demonstration
Optimizing Avenza Map App
Mountain Bike Tours
Yoga at Big Rock
History Tour
Forest Ecology Hike
Nature Photography
Click here for the full schedule of events.

Forest Festival Parking
What should you bring to the Forest Festival?
Join Friends of DuPont Forest
Donate
Volunteer
For questions about Forest Festival activities and / or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Landry at 828.713.2368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Description of Events

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