Eastern National Children's Forest

Eastern National Children's Forest
Eastern National Children's Forest
SR 18
Covington, VA
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Covington City
Phone: (540) 962-2214

The Eastern National Children's Forest is a unique site offering an easy hike for children and others who want an outdoor experience without an arduous and challenging hike.

In 1971 a wildfire burned 1,176 acres on Potts Mountain which is about 22 miles south of the City of Covington. In 1972, over 1,000 children converged on the site from surrounding states and planted pine trees on the site. Since the planting a diverse forest ecology has developed with species of various soft and hardwoods.

A monument remains with the names of the participating children and a time capsule which is to be opened in the year 2072.

Last Updated: 8/15/2008 8:15 PM
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