A great close in hike is to hike the grounds of the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site.
Beautiful hike to a natural out cropping. Hike as long or as short as desired!
“Carl Sandburg Home has an amazing diversity of ecological communities. The park contains forests and woodlands, rock outcrops and cove forests, fields and ponds.
Though only 108 ha (267 acres), Carl Sandburg Home is home to at least 519 species of vascular plants and fourteen different ecological communities.
In addition to preserving a great cultural resource, this park also preserves a significant ecological resource in a rapidly developing area ” Carl Sandburg Natural Historic Site
The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville, NC on Little River Road off of the Greenville Highway/Rt. 225 in Flat Rock, NC. Visitors using GPS or mapping software should use 1800 Little River Road and look for the signs directing you to the visitor parking lot on Little River Road.
From Interstate 26 take exit 53 (formerly exit 22) – from I-26 east, turn right onto Upward Road; from I-26 west, turn left onto Upward Road. At intersection with Rt. 176/Spartanburg Hwy, continue straight. Upward Road turns into Highland Lake Road. At the light, turn left onto Rt.225/Greenville Hwy south.
At next light take a right onto Little River Road. Visitor parking on left.
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