Cradle of Forestry's "Tea with Llamas"

Call me, "Llama." ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Call me, "Llama." ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

North Carolina's Cradle of Forestry in America will offer Afternoon Tea with Llamas on Saturday, September 14 at 11 AM and again at 2 PM. Iced tea and cups will be provided.

The llamas will carry your lunch or snacks along the Forest Discovery Trail at the Cradle of Forestry. This moderate walk through scenic woods is about two-miles roundtrip.

The programs will be led by George Appenzeller and Sarah Meadows, founders of Challenge Adventures, a nonprofit organization experienced in leading hiking and camping adventure programs for youth groups. Since 1989, they have involved over 4,000 young people in educational experiences in the outdoors with llamas.

Before each walk, they will explain traits that make llamas good pack animals, but also good trail companions. Visitors will hear about the llamas' cooperative social structure that presents humans with an example of teamwork and caring.

As the group walks the Forest Discovery Trail, children can take turns leading the llamas. Then, the group will stop and picnic along the trail before heading back.

In addition to the llama program, this fee includes the Forest Discovery Center with 15 hands-on exhibits, the film There's Magic at the Cradle, historic cabins and antique equipment on two paved trails, the Adventure Zone, living history interpreters and a 1915 Climax logging locomotive.

The Cradle of Forestry is located on Hwy. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest, six miles north of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Fine Print

  • Admission is $5.00 for adults; youth 15 and younger are admitted free.
  • Golden Age passports and America the Beautiful passes are honored.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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