Holmes Educational Forest
1299 Crab Creek Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
State Forest: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk
Holmes is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings, and scenic vistas, it also offers a rich mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas, and a variety of wildflowers. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails which are accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest.