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.
March 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, March 4 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.
*** Bring your favorite Trial Mix ingredients ***
We will be making trail mix bags to enjoy at the Weed Pull. Bring nuts, seeds, M&Ms, marshmallows, pretzels, etc....
Long Hunter Weed Pull
Saturday, March 4 at 11:30am
Join us to pull some invasive weeds at Long Hunter State Park. We will supply you with gloves (or bring your own + Tools) and teach you how to identify the invasive weed.
We will start after the monthly Friends meeting, regardless of weather.
We are also planning a cookout afterwords. Bring a side, we will supply hotdogs and buns.
What’s in the Sinkhole?
Sunday, March 5 at 1:00pm
Meet Ranger Thurman in Area 4 parking lot and we will investigate the adjacent set of large sinkholes and discuss some local geology. Make sure to have water and sunscreen if you feel it necessary.
Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Day Loop Trail
Sunday, March 5 at 1:00pm
Be prepared to hike four miles on this beautiful walk along Percy Priest Lake. Parking will be limited and reserved. To register please go to www.tnstateparks/longhunter/upcomingevents. Please print and bring a copy of your receipt as this will be your ticket for admittance. No exceptions.
Location: Day Loop Trail
Saturday, March 11 at 6:00pm
We hope to catch a glimpse of the spectacular courtship dance of the American Woodcock in the glade this evening. Join Ranger Rawlings for this fun adventure.
Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Reading Rangers Storybook Trail
Sunday, March 12 at 1:00pm
A 1/4-mile hike. Meet at the trailhead in Area 2. 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: Reading Rangers Storybook Trail
Sunday, March 12 at 2:30pm
Several species of salamanders call Long Hunter home. Join Ranger Rawlings for this off-trail adventure. Come prepared to get wet and muddy and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Bring a change of clothes for the ride home.
TN Spring Hike: Afternoon in the Glade
Saturday, March 18 at 2:00pm
Last fall we conducted a controlled burn to thin out invasive plants and add nutrients to the soil. Today we will take a walk in search of the unique glade plants that benefited from our efforts. 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.
Spring Tonic Hike
Sunday, March 19 at 11:00am
Our early ancestors collected their medicines and tonics from a natural pharmacopoeia. Ranger Rawlings will share these and other edible aspects on this two-mile hike. Bring a favorite teacup to sample some tea.
Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Inland Trail
Sunday, March 19 at 1:00pm
One-mike hike. Meet in Area 4. 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: Inland Trail
Story Trail Volunteer Day
Saturday, March 25 at 10:00am
We are almost complete with our improvements to the Reading Rangers Story Trail. We have 200 feet of the gravel base to place and about 1/4 mile of mulch. The Park will provide water and tools but bring your own gloves and snacks if you like. Once this project is done the trail will be more stroller friendly for families partaking of the Story Trail.
Long Hunter Spring Hiking Tour: Couchville Lake Trail
Sunday, March 26 at 1:00pm
Two-mile hike. Meet in Area 2 near boat house. 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: Couchville Lake Trail
- 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