Most People Don’t Know Some Of The Oldest Trees In The World Are Found In North Carolina

One of the most profoundly beautiful spots in North Carolina is also one of the least traveled. That could be due partly to the fact that it’s a swamp and the only way to see the real beauty found in these waters is by way of a kayak or canoe. But Three Sisters Swamp, located in Bladen County, is home to some of the oldest trees in the world, and if you ever get the chance, do take a guided tour. Here’s some of what you’ll find:

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To learn more about these ancient trees (and see additional photos from the Black River Preserve), head to this link on the official website of the Nature Conservancy. Want to take a guided tour of Three Sisters Swamp? Head over to this link on the official website of Captain Charles Robbins’ Cape Fear River Adventures to learn more and book a tour.

If you love ancient forests, keep reading here to discover an ancient forest in the mountains of North Carolina!