Last weekend we had the pleasure of going to the Holmes State Educational Forest. This park is really nice. The trails are very well marked, filled with green scenery and have lots of educational markers. Talk about a homeschool mom's dream!We did two of the trails this time. The first trail was the Talking Tree Trail. Along the trail were radio posts that would tell about different kinds of trees and about forestry in general.
The second trail we went on told all about fire fighting and forest fires. This lesson turned out to be timely with the fires going on around Los Angeles.
This Huey saw action in the Vietnam War and then served North Carolina for several decades. Now it sits in the park for kids to explore. The kids played forest fire for a long time.
We will definitely be going back to this park. We didn't get to go on the trails about soil erosion, water and soil and other topics that I can't remember. There were also lovely wooded picnic areas.