All programs are free and open to the public. Program participants should meet at the park office unless otherwise noted. The park office is located at 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076.
Saturday, March 1st at 9 AM
Join the Friends of Long Hunter State Park group as they discuss park activities and plan for the future. This is your chance to become involved, make new friends, and be a part of all the exciting things happening at the park! The meetings are open to everyone. Meet inside the park office Nature Circle room. For more information on the Friends of Long Hunter, go to http://friendsoflonghunter.com/.
Saturday, March 1st at 10:30 AM
On the first Saturday of every month, the Friends of Long Hunter hold a volunteer work day at the park. Come join Friends members and volunteers as we do trail maintenance, litter removal and various other jobs to help keep Long Hunter State Park clean and beautiful. Participants should bring water, work gloves and sturdy footwear. Meet at the park office.
Saturday, March 8th at 11 AM
The Mississippian Period Native Americans once thrived in Middle Tennessee, inhabiting the area now known as Sellars Farm from 900 AD until 1500 AD. During our trip to the Tennessee State Museum, we will enjoy a self-learning tour on a imaginary trip to eras gone by to piece together their lifestyle and view the State's collection of artifacts. Please allow two hours for this event. Meet in the lower level lobby and look for someone wearing a Friends of Long Hunter t-shirt. The Tennessee State Museum (http://www.tnmuseum.org) is located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN, 37243. This event is free and open to all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.
Saturday, March 8th from 7:30-9:30 PM
The Adventure Science Museum of Nashville presents a free public star party at Long Hunter State Park on March 8th . Members of the Barnard Seyfert Astronomical Society will set up telescopes at Group Camp 1 (behind park office) to provide views of planets, stars and constellations. Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars, too. Attendees are advised to bring chairs or blankets for sitting. If the weather is cloudy, the event may be cancelled. For more info, call the AstroLine at 615-401-5092 or go to http://www.sudekumplanetarium.com/starparties/index.shtml
Saturday, March 15th at 1 PM
Join State Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence as we explore Sellars Farm, a historic site once inhabited by the Mississippian Period Native Americans. Lack of foliage makes for a good time to view this unique area. The easy hike is a mowed path on mostly level ground and approximately 1.5 miles. Port-a-johns are available on site; please bring drinking water. Kids are welcome, but no pets please. Event time: approximately two hours. Meet at Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area on Poplar Hill Rd. in Lebanon; or join the carpool leaving from the Long Hunter park office at 12:15 PM. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.
Saturday, March 15th at 6 PM
Let's relax under the stars and enjoy a glowing campfire! The Friends of Long Hunter will provide a few snacks, but feel free to bring other food, potluck items to share, beverages, s'mores, musical instruments, games, stories, telescopes, or any other campfire-appropriate items. This event is for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Long Hunter State Park. Meet at Group Camp 2 (behind park office).
Couchville Glade: Saturday, March 22nd at 1 PM
Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining one of our rangers for a one-mile nature hike on the Tyler Sykes Trail at Couchville Glade. We'll look for spring wildflowers, listen for unique songbirds, and discover the uniqueness of a Middle Tennessee cedar glade. Meet at Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area on S. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Sunday, March 23rd at 10 AM
Join Naturalists Melinda Loy Bell and Judy McPeak for a stroll on the scenic Deer Trail. Melinda and Judy will discuss native plants in the area and keep an eye out for wild animal tracks along the trail. The one-mile trail is flat but unpaved. The pace will be easy and the hike will take approximately one hour. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. Meet at the park office parking lot.
* For additions, last-minute hikes, cancellations and other park news, check the Long Hunter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/longhunterstatepark
Long Hunter State Park * 2910 Hobson Pike * Hermitage, TN 37076 * 615-885-2422