Check out "The Littlest Leaf" by Cora Goforth

Several years ago, Cora Goforth and a couple of friends from her Girl Scout troop worked with the FRIENDS Asheville Chapter to blaze some trails. Now as a rising junior in high school, Cora has written a children's book as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award. The book is about environmental awareness through the journey of a leaf. Please click the button to read and share the book so Cora's message can reach and inform as many people as possible about the importance of caring for our world and the environment.

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Guided Bicycle Tours Along the New River

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays, 10am

New River Trail State Park

Join a guided bicycle ride on the New River Trail and learn about the natural, social and cultural history of the places we visit. The trail surface is crushed stone and distance will be 10 to 30 miles, depending on starting location and participant preference. Each ride will have a scenic stop to enjoy snacks or lunch. Starting locations are in Galax, Fries and Foster Falls. The rides are free although there is a State Park parking fee of $7. Group size is limited and advance registration is required. Meeting location and itinerary will be provided with your registration confirmation. To register, visit


May 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm