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The purpose of Friends of Long Hunter State Park is to help protect and improve the park environment for those who use it; and to support the park staff in its preservation and educational efforts.

We encourage you to join us in our efforts to assist Long Hunter State Park by becoming a member of our organization.

The support given through Yearly Membership Dues, Sponsors, and donations assist in many worthy causes. Your contributions are an investment in the future of Long Hunter State Park.

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This free event, sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park, features a variety of educational programs and hikes for the whole family.

 

FREE NATURE EVENT

Saturday, April 28, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Event Schedule and Program Description

All scheduled programs will meet at the park office located at 2910 Hobson Pike in Hermitage or at the Jones Mill Bike Trail parking lot. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Jones Mill Trail Mega Cleanup - 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Meet at: Jones Mill Bike Trail parking lot

Help us get 100 volunteers for this cleanup! Registered volunteers will receive an event T-shirt, snacks, lunch, water and swag. This cleanup is located on the trail extension (aka the new Blue trail), from the trail to the lakeshore for a mile total.  Click Here for Registration and more info.

 

Early Birds: Morning Bird Walk - 8:30 a.m.

Meet at: Park Office

Join John Froeschauer, retired Middle Tennessee Regional State Parks Interpretive Specialist, for an early morning bird walk. John is a longtime birder, and he will help us see and hear any birds that are up and tweeting during the morning hours.  We will be identifying both local and migratory species by sight and sound. What a wonderful way to start a day.

 

Nature's Kitchen: Wild Edibles - 10:00 a.m.

Meet at: Park Office

Back by popular demand, Sharen Bracy - author, speaker, gardener and beekeeper - will change your ideas about what in the wild outdoors we can eat. Join Sharen in the meeting room for some basic info, then follow her as she leads the group around the office area to search for wild edibles. Eating wild is what it’s all about, and don’t miss this chance to sample and purchase some of Sharen’s wonderful wild jams, jellies and more.

 

Mountain Biking: Trail Riding Techniques - 1:00 p.m.

Meet at: Jones Mill Bike Trail parking lot

Ride smarter, not harder. A number of practical techniques can help to make your next trail ride more pleasant. Our expert advice will discuss topics including braking, wheel lifts, climbing & descending, and suspension tuning.

 

Mountain Biking: Trailside Repair - 2:00 p.m.

Meet at: Jones Mill Bike Trail parking lot

Have you ever wondered what you would do if your bike had a mechanical problem on the trail? From flat tires to broken chains – our instructors will share a few tips and tricks to help you triage the situation.

Jones Mill Trail Mega Cleanup - April 28th, 2018

Posted: 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Partnering with FLHSP are TN Environmental Council (TEC), Cumberland River Compact and TN Valley Authority (TVA)

Start with an early carpool from Providence at Mt. Juliet near Kroger's to Jones Mill Mt Bike trailhead. Cars with 3 or more people will be allowed to park at the trailhead as there is strictly limited parking. Be sure to pick up a friend (or new friends at carpool point) and register ahead of time at the link below.Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt, snacks, lunch, water and swag if pre registered. Registering also provides you with notification and updates if weather becomes an issue.

This cleanup is located on the trail extension (aka the new Blue trail), from the trail to the lakeshore for a mile total. Walk in is approximately 1.25 miles to Bald Knob to begin. Early birds will get a boat ride to the farthest point to start from that area and clean while walking back to Bald Knob on the original mountain bike trail. Boating arrangements are very limited first come first served.

There are well over 150 tries to remove with lots of trash, be strong and eat your Wheaties!!

  • Lunch will be served at noon
  • We will supply the trash bags, gloves and a few trash grabbers will be available
  • Don't forget to wear insect repellent and protection from sun
  • Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Bring a refillable water holder

Garbage will be toted out by TEC from the shore to the dumpsters (thanks, Long Hunter St. Park) on Bryant Grove Boat Ramp. Trash will be evaluated for source and weighed by TEC. Bridgestone will be collecting the tires we remove.

Come and see the newest trail at Long Hunter and restore the beautiful habitat! Earth Month feels so good!

Registration and more info:
https://crc.kindful.com/register/percy-priest-lake-volunteer-cleanup-2018

For Additional Information Contact:
anitafischer369@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

We offer many events throughout the year. We also have a Full Event Calendar. The following is a short list of upcoming events:

2018 Spring Thing

Saturday, April 28 - All Day

Join us for a day of free nature events!

Jones Mill Trail Mega Cleanup

Saturday, April 28 at 8:15am

Partnering with FLHSP are TN Environmental Council (TEC), Cumberland River Compact and TN Valley Authority (TVA)

Meet at: Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trailhead: 9933 Barnett Road, Mount Juliet, TN

Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt, snacks, lunch, water and swag if preregistered. Registering also provides you with notification and updates if weather becomes an issue.

This cleanup is located on the trail extension (aka the new Blue trail), from the trail to the lakeshore for a mile total. Walk in is approximately 1.25 miles to Bald Knob to begin. Early birds will get a boat ride to the farthest point to start from that area and clean while walking back to Bald Knob on the original mountain bike trail. Boating arrangements are very limited first come first served.

There are well over 150 tries to remove with lots of trash, be strong and eat your Wheaties!!

  • Lunch will be served at noon
  • We will supply the trash bags, gloves and a few trash grabbers will be available
  • Don't forget to wear insect repellent and protection from sun
  • Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Bring a refillable water holder

Garbage will be toted out by TEC from the shore to the dumpsters (thanks, Long Hunter St. Park) on Bryant Grove Boat Ramp. Trash will be evaluated for source and weighed by TEC. Bridgestone will be collecting the tires we remove.

Come and see the newest trail at Long Hunter and restore the beautiful habitat! Earth Month feels so good!

Registration and more info:
https://crc.kindful.com/register/percy-priest-lake-volunteer-cleanup-2018

Location: Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail, 8501-, 9933 Barnett Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122, USA

Early Birds - Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, April 28 at 8:30am

Join John Froeschauer, Retired Middle Tennessee Regional State Parks Interpretive Specialist, for an early morning bird walk. John is a longtime birder, and he will help us see and hear any birds that are up and tweeting during the morning hours. We will be identifying both local and migratory species by sight and sound. What a wonderful way to start a day!

Location: Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA

Sponsors

A lot of support we receive comes from not only members within the Friends group, but also sponsors of local businesses throughout the community who have a love for Long Hunter State Park. If you are interested in sponsoring us, please visit our sponsor page.

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