Forest Events

Upcoming Events

Location: Meet at Visitor Center

Grab your flashlight and join Ranger Jane Dauster for a night at DuPont in search of owls. Program will begin at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center (89 Buck Forest Road) where we will enjoy a brief slide show on our local owl species. We will then caravan by car over to the Guion Farm Shelter and try our luck at calling in an owl or two using a recording, in hopes of getting a reply. Sign-up is required, suitable for family audiences, and young participants must be able to sit quietly and listen for owls! Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. To sign up, contact Holmes Educational State Forest at 828-692-0100

Location: Visitor Center

On this walk, we’ll take a leisurely walk from the Visitor Center (89 Buck Forest Road, Cedar Mountain) toward the waterfalls, discussing the unfolding of spring and taking a look at some tree buds in the early stages of opening as well as any blooming wildflowers. We will learn about the forest ecosystem as well as some of the history and management of DuPont State Recreational Forest. We will also search for evidence of amphibians that are active in early spring. Hike will be a moderately strenuous 2 miles. Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Sign-up is required by contacting Holmes Educational State Forest at 828-692-0100.