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Welcome to Chestnut Mountain
Chestnut Mountain is a nature-based recreation park, located one mile east from the Town Of Canton, and covers 450 acres of forested ridgelines and coves providing a diverse habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The park consists of a Frontcountry day-use area for picnicking and transitions into the Backcountry as you move deeper into the park where you'll find multi-use trails for both hikers and bikers.
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Economic Impact Survey
When visiting the park you may come across one of these signs for our Economic Impact Survey. The study, in conjunction with the Town of Canton, Montreat College, and Appalachian State University and aims to determine the economic impact that Chestnut Mountain Nature Park and Berm Park have on Haywood County and the surrounding area. Hopefully you have already scanned the QR code to participate but if you haven't, the next time you're there it would help us out a ton if you could fill it out and help us collect data on the positive impact Chestnut Mountain and Berm Park have had on Canton. It only takes a few minutes!
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CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN NATURE PARK
The transformation of this undeveloped 450 acres of land into a complete park will be a massive undertaking and will require a multi-phased approach over time. Updates will be posted below as things happen!
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In 2020, the purchase of the property was facilitated by Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) for the purpose of conservation via easement and donation of the land to the Town of Canton.
Key to Conserving
A Wildlife Corridor
Chestnut Mountain lies in a wildlife corridor that provides the only northward path between Mt. Pisgah, through Sandy Mush, to Max Patch, making it essential for wildlife mobility in the region.
Part Of The
Hellbender Regional Trail System
Chestnut Mountain will be an important stop along the Hellbender Trail, a 150-mile regional greenway system that is being championed by The Land of Sky Regional Council and local governments.