Trail Area

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

About This Area

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Located in the adorable village of Flat Rock, near Hendersonville, and 30 miles south of Asheville, find the fascinating home of America’s poet Carl Sandburg. It was designated as a National Historic Site in 1968 to honor Sandburg’s massive collection of stories about the American people’s plights, struggles, joys and hopes. Wife Lilian has a fantastic story of her own, breeding and milking her prize-winning goats. It’s free to explore the grounds, but there is small fee for a guided house tour.  There is also a 5-mile network of hiking trails within the park.

-From Romantic Asheville travel guide

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

Kids love this park because of the goat farm!  Visitors are welcome to go inside the pasture and barn and pet the friendly goats.

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!