Welcome to Turtle Island

The Friendship CircleWe live, teach, breathe and believe in nature's governing truths. We interact with the beautiful clarifying teachings of nature as we interpret its story. We are more about doing it - than talking about it. We invite you to visit us and experience all that is Turtle Island!

The programs at Turtle Island Preserve are powerful and effective. We dig deep, reaching profound connections within us, touching our ancestral roots. "SIMPLY REAL", we touch the sources of life directly, unshielded from nature's truths. Intimate and personal, we experience relationship building with the foundational essence of our existence.

camper sitting in debris hutVisiting educators, campers, and family members repeatedly and independently have exclaimed excitedly while participating in our programs, "You guys really do it!"

The easiest way to see Turtle Island Preserve is to schedule your own personal Horse Drawn Carriage Ride with Eustace!

Please respect our privacy and educational programming by not showing up unannounced for a pop-in visit. Please call the Turtle Island office to schedule a visit and to request driving directions at (828) 265 -2267. 

Recent News

Reflections on Summer's End 2014

Summer is making its closing statements and a light north wind is whispering cool notions these days around Turtle Island. With recent rains, we've had plenty of time to reflect on our bountiful summer with many helping hands to lighten the load. There were countless souls who happened by this summer, some for a day, others for a week or more, but each of them made our days brighter. The abundant sharing and giving really helped us achieve a great amount of productivity both with the camps and the day-to-day farm life.