Welcome to Headwaters State Forest

Lovers of the Southern Appalachian Mountains now have 6,730 more acres to explore, with the opening of Headwaters State Forest! The forest is a mountain wonderland featuring beautiful waterfalls, pristine trout streams, and rare mountain bogs.

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Returning to the Earth

Caroline Yongue founded the first conservation burial ground in North Carolina. It started when her Buddhist teacher asked her to figure out how to take care of a dead body, without embalming, to be taken care of by family and friends.

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