Events & Activities

The following is the list of activites at the park. You can also check our facebook page for additional last minute events or program changes.

February 2018 - Long Hunter State Park Program Schedule

All programs are free and open to the public unless noted. Program participants should meet at the park office unless otherwise noted. The park office is located at 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076. For more information, call 615-885-2422.

Wildflowers 101

Thursday, February 1 at 6:00pm

Wild Flower Identification Classes for Adults with Ranger Rawlings

In Wildflowers 101 participants will learn the basics for plant identification. This class is a mandatory prerequisite for future classes in the series that aims to teach identification through learning plant family characteristics. Some of the topics covered will be flower parts, leaf shapes and other anatomy, classification systems and botanical terminology to familiarize you with the jargon needed for successful navigation of botanical keys, floras and field guides.

Future offerings will be Wildflowers 102: Rose, Buttercup, Mustard and Pink Families and Wildflowers 103: Carrot, Legumes and Milkweed Families in March and April 2018. Other families will be offered throughout the year.

Class size is limited. Register online at TNstateparks.com long hunter upcoming events. $10/person.

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, February 3 at 10:00am

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.

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

Deer Tracking

Saturday, February 3 at 1:00pm

Meet in area 1 parking lot for a hike around the Deer Loop Trail with Ranger Thurman. Hopefully wecan spot some deer tracks as they love this area of the park. Maybe we will get lucky and see a deerin the flesh. Trail is approximately 1 mile long.

Location: Area 1 parking lot

Biking on Bald Knob

Sunday, February 4 at 1:00pm

Meet Ranger Thurman at the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trailhead as we bike the trail all the way to thetop of Bald Knob, the highest elevation in Long Hunter State Park. We can take as many breaks as the group needs. Be sure to have something to hydrate with.

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

Wildflowers 101

Sunday, February 11 at 12:00pm

Wild Flower Identification Classes for Adults with Ranger Rawlings

In Wildflowers 101 participants will learn the basics for plant identification. This class is a mandatory prerequisite for future classes in the series that aims to teach identification through learning plant family characteristics. Some of the topics covered will be flower parts, leaf shapes and other anatomy, classification systems and botanical terminology to familiarize you with the jargon needed for successful navigation of botanical keys, floras and field guides.

Future offerings will be Wildflowers 102: Rose, Buttercup, Mustard and Pink Families and Wildflowers 103: Carrot, Legumes and Milkweed Families in March and April 2018. Other families will be offered throughout the year.

Class size is limited. Register online at TNstateparks.com long hunter upcoming events. $10/person.

Hiking with a Buddy- Healthy Hiking Series

Sunday, February 11 at 1:00pm

Bring a buddy or come make some new ones. These Sunday hikes are an
extension of our first day hike and an opportunity for you to meet your
resolutions to stay healthy and get moving. Meet at the shelter in Area 2

Ranger Blackwell

Location: Shelter in Area 2

Wildflowers 101

Saturday, February 17 at 11:00am

Wild Flower Identification Classes for Adults with Ranger Rawlings

In Wildflowers 101 participants will learn the basics for plant identification. This class is a mandatory prerequisite for future classes in the series that aims to teach identification through learning plant family characteristics. Some of the topics covered will be flower parts, leaf shapes and other anatomy, classification systems and botanical terminology to familiarize you with the jargon needed for successful navigation of botanical keys, floras and field guides.

Future offerings will be Wildflowers 102: Rose, Buttercup, Mustard and Pink Families and Wildflowers 103: Carrot, Legumes and Milkweed Families in March and April 2018. Other families will be offered throughout the year.

Class size is limited. Register online at TNstateparks.com long hunter upcoming events. $10/person.

250,000 Tree Day

Saturday, February 24 - All Day

Please Note:

  • Programs may be cancelled due to severe weather.
  • Pets are welcome in most areas, but prohibited in Area 2 and at Bryant’s Grove.
  • For additions, last-minute hikes, photos, and other park news, visit the Long Hunter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/longhunterstatepark

 

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