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.
October 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.
Bryant Grove Hike
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm
Meet at Bryant Grove, 9961 Barnett Road, Mount Juliet, TN to hike half of this 4 mile trail. Wear comfortable hiking shoes or boots. Be prepared to walk through some wet terrain in case of rain. We will walk to the halfway point and back to Bryant Grove recreation area. Four (4) miles round trip. Ranger Blackwell
Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, October 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.
Nature’s Harvest Hike
Saturday, October 7 at 3:00pm
We’ll take a hike along the Inland Trail and take a look at nature’s medicine chest and pharmacopoeia. Ranger Rawlings
11th Annual Long Hunter Mega-Hike
Saturday, October 14 at 7:00am
Join us once again as we attempt to hike all of Long Hunter State Park's trails - about 26 miles - in a single day. Whether you hike only a couple of miles or all 26, the objective is to have fun, enjoy the fall foliage and experience the wide variety of habitats Long Hunter has to offer.
Please bring water, lunch, snacks and good hiking shoes. Those who complete all 26 miles will receive a special certificate of merit. Meet at the Couchville Lake parking lot in Area 2 at 6:45 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.
For more information, go to: https://tn-nature.blogspot.com/2017/08/11th-annual-long-hunter-mega-hike-set.html
Saturday, October 14 at 5:00pm
Meet in area 4 parking lot as we take a look at a large sinkhole not far down the walking path. We will learn and discuss some geologic terms to go along with sinkholes, and other karst topography structures commonly found in middle Tennessee. Ranger Thurman
Hawks, Shorebirds and Waterfowl
Sunday, October 15 at 11:00am
Fall migration is underway! Join Ranger Rawlings for a search of the waters and skies around Couchville Lake. Short hike in the area is possible. Bring Binoculars, Spotting Scope provided.
Couchville Lake Trail Hike
Sunday, October 15 at 3:00pm
Come explore our most popular trail. It is situated around peaceful Couchville Lake. We will walk 2 miles on a paved course. Strollers and wheel chairs are welcome. Meet in area 2 in front of the boathouse. Ranger Blackwell
Soccer Match Anyone?
Sunday, October 15 at 5:00pm
Meet outside the park office in Area 1 by the green gates and we will have a fun game of pickup soccer, or “football” depending on where you might be from. This is intended to be fun exercise, no refs or protective gear will be on hand. Please be kind to one another.
Jones Mill MBT Ext Clean Up
Saturday, October 28 at 9:00am
Meet at Jones Mill MBT parking lot, wear sturdy hiking shoes and work gloves. Bring water.
- 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