Outdoors Briefs

Outdoors roundup

Cochran’s Creek access closed for upgrades

The Cheoah River Cochran’s Creek River Access Facility RM 5.1 in Graham County will be closed through November for facility upgrades. 

The U.S. Forest Service intends to add a new river outlook, roofed interpretive kiosk and additional interpretive panels. This is expected to take two to three months, with closure necessary to ensure visitor safety during construction.


Spend an evening in the garden

ArborEvenings continues at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, offering opportunity to spend Thursday and Friday evenings strolling the gardens through Sept. 30. 

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. each night, visitors will be able to purchase food and beverages, and sip and stroll through the gardens while listening to live music from a variety of regional artists. 

Free with standard $16 parking fee, and free for Arboretum Society members. Proceeds support the N.C. Arboretum Society. Event will be canceled in case of rain — announcements will be posted on Facebook and at www.ncarboretum.org by 3 p.m. ArborEvenings will not take place Friday, Sept. 16. 

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