Enjoy the peaceful settings of Connemara while discovering what makes the farm, fields and forests so unique at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The TRACK Trail brochures were designed for use on any of the trails at Connemara.
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site preserves Connemara, the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg. Sandburg and his family moved to this home in 1945 for the peace and solitude required for his writing and the land required for his wife, Lilian, to raise her champion dairy goats. Sandburg published more than a third of his works while he resided here.
Enjoy visiting the Sandburg residence, the goat farm, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, miles of hiking trails, two lakes, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard. Walking the mapped trail around the lake, rock outcrop, and Sandburg Home back to the parking lot is a roughly 0.8-mile loop. Take the road up past the home another 0.2-miles to the vegetable garden and barn where Lillian's champion dairy goats reside.
Adventures for Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Carl Sandburg Home: Farm, Field and ForestDifficulty:
Carl Sandburg Home: Need for TreesDifficulty:
For directions to Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, please visit > http://www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/directions.htm
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership between the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.