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.

April 2017 - 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.

Introduction to Camping

Saturday, April 1 - All Day

With the expertise of State Park employees you will be guided in the proper way to choose a campsite, pitch your tent, build your campfire, and relax on an adventure. We understand learning to camp, especially when camping alone, can become a daunting task to even think about. That is why Tennessee State Parks hosts Camp O.U.T! events, so that you and your friends and family may enjoy the outdoors and experience an adventure under the guidance of Rangers and experienced outdoor enthusiasts.

Long Hunter State Park has hosted Camp O.U.T! (Outdoors, Unplugged, Together!) for two years in a row, and we are excited to introduce you to the treasures this park holds. Additional program options include fire building, water filtration, outdoor safety, birds of prey and more!

This trip is designed for families and beginner campers, but everyone is welcome to join. Included in the $35 per person registration fee is everything you need to enjoy the evening including dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, snacks throughout, campsite reservation and gear rental. Camping gear is available to participants on a first come, first served basis and you are welcome to bring your own gear.

We thank you for choosing Tennessee State Parks as your camping destination and look forward to getting to introduce you to the outdoors through this event.

This camping workshop is open to ages 3 and up, 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult and please no pets.

The registration and payment deadline for this workshop is 03/27/2017 and refunds will be provided for cancellations up to 03/28/2017. Payment can not be accepted the day of the event.

For more information please email logan.whiles@tn.gov

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

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, April 1 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

Welcome Back Warblers

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00pm

Warblers and other spring migrants are returning to our woods. Join Ranger Rawlings for a look around areas 3 & 4 to search the tree tops. Bring binoculars.

Location: Area 4 Inland Trail

Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Bryant Grove Trail (Bryant Grove side)

Sunday, April 2 at 1:00pm

Four-mile hike. Meet at Bryant Grove at the end of Barnett Rd. No pets permitted. Space is limited and participants must be registered. Visit www.tnstateparks.com/longhunter/upcomingevents. Please print and bring a copy of your receipt as this will be your ticket for admittance. No exceptions.

Location: Barnett Road

Glade Hike

Friday, April 7 at 1:00pm

Meet Ranger Thurman at the Tyler Sykes Cedar Glade off of South Mt. Juliet Road and we will take a peaceful stroll around our local glade. This area is known to house the purple coneflower and other beautiful wildflowers. Trail is approximately 1 mile long; please have water and sunscreen with you.

Location: Couchville Cedar Glade (S. Mt. Juliet Rd.)

Turtle Basics

Saturday, April 8 at 1:00pm

Meet Ranger Thurman in Area 1 just outside the office. Here we will discuss fun facts about the slider turtle and eastern box turtle. Some shells and perhaps a live specimen will be on hand to see up close.

Location: Park Office Area 1

Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Deer Trail

Sunday, April 9 at 1:00pm

One-mile hike. Meet at the Visitor Center. Come enjoy the many trails of Long Hunter State Park in our two-month day hike series. We will enjoy short hikes and long hikes while enjoying nature and discussing the natural features of the park. Each hike starts promptly at 1 p.m.

Location: Deer Trail

Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Bryant Grove Trail (Couchville side)

Sunday, April 16 at 1:00pm

Four-mile hike. Meet in Area 2 near the playground. No pets permitted. Come enjoy the many trails of Long Hunter State Park in our two-month day hike series. We will enjoy short hikes and long hikes while enjoying nature and discussing the natural features of the park. Each hike starts promptly at 1 p.m.

Location: Bryant Grove Trail

Friends of Long Hunter @ Earth Day in Centennial Park

Saturday, April 22 - All Day

Location: Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Jones Mill Trail

Sunday, April 23 at 1:00pm

A 3.5-mile hike. Meet at the parking area off of Barnett Rd. Come enjoy the many trails of Long Hunter State Park in our two-month day hike series. We will enjoy short hikes and long hikes while enjoying nature and discussing the natural features of the park. Each hike starts promptly at 1 p.m.

Location: Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail

Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Couchville Cedar Glade Trail

Sunday, April 30 at 1:00pm

One-mile hike. Meet at the parking area off of South Mt. Juliet Rd. Space is limited and participants must be registered. Visit www.tnstateparks.com/longhunter/upcomingevents. Please print and bring a copy of your receipt as this will be your ticket for admittance. No exceptions.

Location: Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area, Tyler Sykes Trail, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA

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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