April 19, 2013. The U.S. Forest Service invites families to celebrate Earth Day (Monday, April 22) by visiting one of the four national forests in North Carolina this weekend.
Encompassing 1.25 million acres, the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities and scenic vistas.
The spring issue of Carolina Connections electronic newsletter offers useful information and tips on visiting the four national forests. The seasonal update is posted online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5411554.pdf
Remember, turkey season is underway so wear blaze orange or a similar color when visiting the national forests until May 11.