The Mountain Behind the School

Little White Oak Mountain, behind Polk County Middle School, will become a new local park, with up to 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking. That’s great news for the kids in hiking club.

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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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Nature Babies

How many ways can you play with a stick? You can break it in pieces, you can draw in the dirt with it, you can talk about it, you can share it with a friend. A baby on her belly with a stick in her hand could be making discoveries that light up her brain.

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Conservation Burial Ground Protected

Would you want to go back to nature when you’re gone? Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to return their loved ones to the earth, in harmony with nature.

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