September 28, 2019
Join the celebration of magical DuPont State Recreational Forest on National Public Lands Day. This festival encourages exploration throughout the 86 miles of trails in the 10,000-acre forest. Come ready to hike, bike, hunt waterfalls and learn outdoor recreation tips to last for a lifetime. More than 30 events will take places at all day. DuPont Forest is about 40 miles from Asheville, located between the towns of Brevard and Hendersonville. Free admission. RomanticAsheville.com is delighted to be a sponsor!
This is a day to be outdoors exploring, so bring your water and picnic food. Plus, bring a bag to remove all your trash. There will be limited food vendors. The day is presented by the hard-working Friends of DuPont Forest (volunteer service group that cares for the forest).
While there are many parking areas in DuPont State Forest, the festival will be held at the Guion Farm Area, popular for mountain biking. Pets are allowed on a leash.
Directions from Asheville (via Brevard)
Take I-26 East to exit 40 for Highway 280/Airport exit toward Brevard. Turn right onto 280 and drive about 16 miles. Turn left on U.S. 64 as you enter Brevard past Wal-Mart. Travel east on U.S. 64 for 3.7 miles to the gas station in Penrose. Turn right on Crab Creek Rd and continue 4.3 miles and turn right on DuPont Rd. To reach the festival location at Guion Farm, drive 0.7 miles on DuPont Road to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road for 1.6 miles on the right. GPS Address: 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739