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 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.
Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 7 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.
Friends of Long Hunter at Earth Day
Saturday, April 21 - All Day
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:
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!
Nature's Kitchen - Wild Edibles
Saturday, April 28 at 10:00am
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
Saturday, April 28 at 1:00pm
Ride smarter, not harder. A number of practicaltechniques can help to make your next trail ride more pleasant. Our expertadvice will discuss topics including braking, wheel lifts, climbing &descending, and suspension tuning.
Mountain Biking: Trailside Repair
Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm
Have you ever wondered what you would do if your bikehad a mechanical problem on the trail? From flat tires to broken chains – ourinstructors will share a few tips and tricks to help you triage the situation.
- 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