Boessel Lodge|  Reservoir Ridge, Waynesville, NC 28786 |  (828) 246-8455

Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry

Things To Do

Spanning over 100 years of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America’s first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive, or take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall.


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Directions from Boessel Lodge

There is no service up there, so make sure you load this page on your phone for directions before you leave. 

Right on East Street 

Go 200ft

Right on Sunnyside

Go 0.7 mile

Right on Raccoon Rd

Go 1.2 mile

Left onto US-276

Go 22.7 mile

Entrance on left. 

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