Balsam Mountain Trust operates out of a Nature Center located on the Balsam Mountain Preserve. Here, we showcase the natural history and culture of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains using artifacts, museum specimens, and live animals.

Our Nature Center is NOT open to the general public. However, we have public events around Jackson and Haywood Counties often! You can find these events under the “Education” tab above- “community programs”.

Balsam Mountain Preserve members have year-round access to the Nature Center Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 10 am-1pm.