The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA), based out of Pisgah Forest, NC, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the US Forest Service. Our mission is to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America. The CFAIA works to support our mission of recreation and environmental education through campground and visitor center management, environmental education opportunities, the sale of forest-related gifts and educational materials and by providing support to the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site. The CFAIA has locations in NC, GA, and IN. Learn More about the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association


2017 Great American Solar Eclipse 

Brasstown Bald will be hosting a special day-long event exclusive for ticket-holders to celebrate the total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 99 years the moon will cross completely in front of the sun and traverse its way across the entire nation in just 100 minutes. Brasstown Bald is within the narrow 70 mile wide path of totality!

As part of the Great American Eclipse at the highest point in Georgia, ticket-holders will witness the day turning a deep twilight, the air cooling, and sunset colors blooming on all sides. The moon’s shadow will sweep over the landscape of Northeast Georgia at 1,500 miles per hour. At complete totality a halo of ephemeral light will reveal a once in a lifetime glimpse at the sun’s glowing outer atmosphere. This is truly one of our planet’s most wondrous experiences!

Tickets are Sold Out

TICKET-HOLDERS ONLY may receive admission to Brasstown Bald on August 21. General admission to Brasstown Bald will not be available on this day. This includes restricted access from Highway 180 Spur Road and from all connecting trails. Tickets must be pre-purchased online; no tickets will be for sale on site. 

Because of the tremendous interest in viewing this phenomenon from Brasstown Bald and our responsibility to keep everyone safe while protecting natural resources, there are a limited number of tickets available.

To purchase Solar Eclipse merchandise go to The Forest Store.  Find more information on the Great American Solar Eclipse at Brasstown Bald.



pfs_logo_lrgOn tap for 2017:
Blue Ghost tours
Photography workshops
Gazers of the Galaxy
and of course, Waterfalls ‘n Wine!

Our Pisgah Field School Tours for 2017