Cumberland State Forest, West Pennant Hills

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Cumberland State Forest is a Virginia state forest located in the piedmont of the state, in Cumberland County. The 16233acre forest borders the Willis River. Within its confines may be found Bear Creek Lake State Park and a small family cemetery containing the grave of Charles Irving Thornton; the grave marker, with its inscription by Charles Dickens, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I found this nursery by accident and was amazed. Its huge with a good range of really healthy plants. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. It has a massive stock of tube stock natives and is ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful local treasure for peaceful secluded walks to reconnect with nature during a weekday and one of my favourite ‘magical’ go to places to take my grandchildren where we go hunting for...  more »
  • I visited the morning after a large storm, so most of the pathways and roads were blocked by fallen trees and branches, but access was still available. There are great facilities to help people of all ages to explore the forest environment. Different trails highlight different parts of the forest and its connection to the rest of the environment. Visitor centre and cafe round out the park facilities.
  • Great place to purchase plants of all varieties. The staff are extremely helpful with information about all aspects of gardening and plants. Their plant prices are very competitive. If you get hungry you can always grab a bite in the cafe. This is a really great place to visit for plants and food.

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