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.

December 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.

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, December 2 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

Watching for Waterfowl

Saturday, December 2 at 11:00am

Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly. Stop by the Couchville Lake shoreline and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110-acre lake. A ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Autumn Amble

Sunday, December 3 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 3 at 1 PM -Come hike the Jones Mill mountain Bike trail with Ranger Blackwell and enjoy the beauty of Long Hunter State Park in the late fall. Meet at the Jones Mill mountain bike trail head.

Watching for Waterfowl

Saturday, December 9 at 11:00am

Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly. Stop by the Couchville Lake shoreline and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110-acre lake. A ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Fire starting 101: Campsite and Fire Building Basics

Saturday, December 9 at 1:00pm

Campsite and Fire building Basics: Saturday, December 9 at 1PM – Want to learn how to build a campfire? Join Ranger Thurman at the park office in Area 1 for a quick and easy lesson.

Fossil Hunt on the Drawdown

Sunday, December 10 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 10 at 1 PM – Meet in Area 3 parking lot and we will make our way down the steps to the bottom of Area 3. Once at the bottom we will look for fossils, and imprints of fossils, in the exposed rocks while the water level is down. Make sure to have water and sunscreen if you feel it necessary.

Animal Architecture

Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm

Sunday, December 10 at 2 PM Area 1 Deer Trail -Join Ranger Rawlings on a
search for the past, present and future homes of animals that reside in this grassland area.

Watching for Waterfowl

Saturday, December 16 at 11:00am

Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly. Stop by the Couchville Lake shoreline and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110-acre lake. A ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Winter Wild Teas

Saturday, December 16 at 11:00am

Saturday, December 16 at 11 AM -We’ll take a hike along the Inland Trail in Area 4 and take a look at nature’s medicine chest and pharmacopoeia for plants used as teas by our ancestors. Don’t forget your favorite tea cup to sample a spot of tea. Ranger Rawlings

Meet a Long Hunter

Sunday, December 17 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 17 at 1 PM --Come see a demonstration of a longhunter and find out why Long Hunter State Park has its name. Meet at the Visitor’s Center.

Watching for Waterfowl

Saturday, December 23 at 11:00am

Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly. Stop by the Couchville Lake shoreline and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110-acre lake. A ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Watching for Waterfowl

Saturday, December 30 at 11:00am

Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly. Stop by the Couchville Lake shoreline and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110-acre lake. A ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars!

New Year’s Eve Moon Hike

Sunday, December 31 at 7:00pm

Sunday, December 31 at 7 PM --We’ll take our last hike of the year around Couchville Lake in the moonlight. $ 3.50/person Meet Ranger Rawlings at the picnic shelter in Area 2

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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