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Outdoors Land Trust to host annual Fall Celebration in Rainbow Springs

Autumn comes to Rainbow Springs.The Little Tennessee Annual Fall Celebration will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, in Rainbow Springs along the Upper Nantahala River. The Celebration begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. The day includes live music, activities for kids, cross cut saw and fly fishing demonstrations, a hay ride, nature walk led by Jack Johnston, native and mountain cultural demonstrations, and the annual conservation award presentation at 11:30 a.m. All activities are free for the entire family, including a delicious cool-weather meal of chili, hotdogs and dessert.

From Franklin: take Highway 64 West towards Hayesville for 13 miles. Take the second driveway on the left after you pass the intersection with Old 64 (the road that goes to Standing Indian Campground). Look for LTLT event signs.

The Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) works to conserve the waters, forests, farms and heritage of the upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee river valleys, which include all of western North Carolina west of the Balsam Mountains.

Since 1999 LTLT has helped conserve over 10,000 acres of land including 35 miles of Little Tennessee River frontage, multiple headwater streams in the Balsam, Cowee and Nantahala Mountains, and a number of family farms including the largest working farm in North Carolina west of Asheville.

LTLT strives to protect land that is important for its value as wildlife habitat, productive farmland, recreational area, scenic beauty, or historic significance. For more information, contact Jill Wiggins at (828)524-2711

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