National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event in the United States. It encourages people to participate in outdoor activities and explore the natural world around them. The day is typically celebrated on the second Saturday in June. It offers an excellent opportunity for people to come together and enjoy the many benefits of spending time outside.
From hiking to fishing to kayaking and visiting gorgeous waterfalls, there are countless ways to get involved. It’s a great way to remember the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources and spending time in nature. It is the perfect activity to add to your vacation itinerary to Asheville, NC.
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What is National Get Outdoors Day?
National Get Outdoors Day was started by the U.S. Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition. The event was created in response to a growing concern that people were spending less time outside and becoming increasingly disconnected from nature.
The goal of National Get Outdoors Day was to provide a fun and accessible way for people to experience the outdoors and connect with the natural world around them. The event quickly gained popularity and has since been embraced by organizations and communities nationwide to encourage outdoor recreation and celebrate the many benefits of spending time outside.
This nationwide event encourages everyone, especially children, to spend the day outside doing fun and active things. National Get Outdoors Day is also perfect for teaching children how to do a particular outdoor activity, like fishing or geocaching. These memories will be something that they can hold onto forever and could ignite a passion for life. Take your kids to our local parks and forests in the Western North Carolina mountains and show them how much fun it can be outside. Two locations in Asheville celebrate National Get Outdoors Day in mid-June.
Where to Celebrate in Asheville
The first is The Cradle of Forestry. Located in nearby Pisgah Forest, The Cradle of Forestry puts the conservation of forests at the top of its priorities.
They have 6,500 acres of woodland to call home and have been working hard since the days of the building of the Vanderbilt Estate to restore the forest to its lush early days.
The Cradle of Forestry is a great place to visit with many activities. Explore paved trails with Interpretive Exhibits, watch their “First in Forestry” movie, see the 1915 Climax Engine steam train, go on guided hikes, visit seven historic buildings, and more.
Enjoy the Day at Chimney Rock State Park
Another great place to explore for National Get Outdoors Day is Chimney Rock State Park. It is home to the great Chimney Rock and many beautiful things to see. In June, the wildflowers are in bloom, and it will amaze you to see how many kinds of flowers can bloom in just one place.
Be sure to bring your camera, as well as some binoculars, and go birding. There are all types of different birds that you will find here at Chimney Rock State Park. On National Get Outdoors Day at Chimney Rock, they offer fascinating discovery stations, guided tours, and rock-climbing demonstrations, all for park admission.
Enjoying National Get Outdoors Day on Your Own
If you want to explore Asheville on your own, you can do so many exciting things. You can easily spend a week here with an exciting outdoor daily plan. Hiking near Asheville is some of the most beautiful country you will see. You can hike through places like Craggy Gardens, Max Patch, and Pearson Falls.
Speaking of falls, you can see six amazing waterfalls near Saluda, like Big Bradley Falls and Hickory Nut Falls. But if you’d rather get in the water than look at it, you can go kayaking on the Green River and have a great day exploring and seeing the area from a different vantage point. If you’d like more outdoor activities ideas, check out all the outdoor activities you can enjoy.
We at Orchard Inn are excited to participate in National Get Outdoors Day. In Asheville, there are so many fun things to do. Even if you don’t want to join in the celebration, we can recommend great activities to ensure you have a fun day.
Stay at the Perfect B&B for National Get Outdoors Day
Our views of the nearby mountains will inspire you to want to get outside and stay there. Our cozy rooms and cottages await you to rest and relax after a fun day enjoying National Get Outdoors Day.
Each morning you can enjoy a bountiful homemade breakfast made fresh by our chefs that will give you more than enough fuel to tackle any activity the day brings you. Contact our fantastic staff today and let us help you plan an excellent itinerary.
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