Learning at Graveyard Fields gets a boost

New educational panels are now on display at Graveyard Fields, a popular hiking area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The signs offer bear and waterfall safety tips, guidelines for responsible hikers, and information on how to keep streams healthy. Funded by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the project is the latest in an effort to enhance visitor experiences at the popular hiking spot. 

“The goal is to give hikers a greater understanding of their impact on the trail and the wildlife and ecosystems that make this place so special,” explains Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

The project was a collaboration between the Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the U.S. Forest Service, with signs designed by David Williams of Wingin’ It Works. Graveyard Fields is located at milepost 418 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the Haywood-Transylvania county line. 

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