Joyce Kilmer wrote perhaps the most well known poem in the US " I think that I have never seen a poem as lovely as a tree." & the most beautiful forest on the east coast is named after him. It has been forty years since our last visit & we love it just as much this time around.
Many of the trees are over 450 years. old; they were here before CC hit the "new world" The tulip poplars are the biggest trees, 20 feet around & 100 feet tall. Hard to even see the tops of them. It was a magical hike! Lovely stone pathways, ancient trees & babbling creeks! There were a few other hikers and everyone seemed to want to quietly enjoy the forest.
17,394 acres were preserved by Congress in 1975 & designated a wilderness area. The forest will be preserved & managed to protect solitude & naturalness. The trails are maintained in a primitive manner so that each visitor can capture the feeling of a virgin North America forest