Pisgah Forest Travel Guide
If you loved The Hunger Games and can't sit still until the next film installment hits theaters, might we suggest some HG-related tourism? This week, we'll highlight a few Hunger Games locations that you can visit...without having to fight anyone to the death.
The state of North Carolina would have been in District 12 if the world of Panem really existed, so it seems fitting that The Hunger Games was filmed there. The lush forest where Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) hunt for food and talk about their destinies is, in real life, the Pisgah National Forest just outside of Asheville, NC.
Specifically, the actors and entire film team went to the Coleman Boundary, a part of the park known for its gorgeous waterfalls. Nicknamed the "Big Ivy," this site is ideal for camping and hiking. Stay in the forest overnight and you'll be awakened by the morning dew, just early enough to catch one of those gorgeous sunrises.
[Photo: Lions Gate]