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Location: Holmes Educational State Forest

Location: DuPont State Recreational Forest: High Falls Picnic Shelter

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Location: Holmes Educational State Forest

Join a forest ranger at Holmes Educational State Forest for a two-hour tree identification stroll. Participants will discover how to identify 10 trees by observing helpful features and characteristics including twigs, bark, leaves and branching patterns. Each hike is limited to 20 participants and will meet near the main kiosk in the parking area. Please dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles. These are introductory beginner ID programs. This program is free, but you MUST SIGN UP to participate. Call now (828 692-0100) or email ( to reserve your spot! The guided hikes will only last a few hours, but there is much more at Holmes Educational State Forest to learn about and explore on your own time. We offer hiking trails, picnic areas, and a variety of educational exhibits. Category II, III NC EE certification and CEU credit are available upon request.