Long Hunter hosts Glimpse Into the Past at the Tennessee State Museum
Mar 08 @ Long Hunter (middle)
The Mississippian Period Native Americans once thrived in Middle Tennessee, inhabiting the area now known as Sellars Farm from 900 AD until 1500 AD. During our trip to the Tennessee State Museum, we will enjoy a self-learning tour on a imaginary trip to eras gone by to piece together their lifestyle and view the State’s collection of artifacts. Please allow two hours for this event. Meet at 11 a.m. CT in the lower level lobby and look for someone wearing a Friends of Long Hunter t-shirt. The Tennessee State Museum is located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN, 37243. This event is free and open to all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. For more information call 615-885-2422.
Long Hunter hosts Glimpse into the Past at Sellars Farm
Mar 15 @ Long Hunter (middle)
Join State Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence as we explore Sellars Farm, a historic site once inhabited by the Mississippian Period Native Americans. Lack of foliage makes for a good time to view this unique area. The easy hike is a mowed path on mostly level ground and approximately 1.5 miles. Port-a-johns are available on site; please bring drinking water. Kids are welcome, but no pets please. Event time: approximately two hours. We will meet at 1 p.m. CT at Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area on Poplar Hill Rd. in Lebanon; or join the carpool leaving from the Long Hunter park office at 12:15 p.m. CT. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. For more information call 615-885-2422.
Long Hunter hosts Campfire Night
Mar 15 @ Long Hunter (middle)
Let’s relax under the stars and enjoy a glowing campfire! The Friends of Long Hunter will provide a few snacks, but feel free to bring other food, potluck items to share, beverages, s’mores, musical instruments, games, stories, telescopes, or any other campfire-appropriate items. This event is for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Long Hunter State Park. Meet at Group Camp 2 (behind park office) at 6 p.m. CT. For more information call 615-885-2422.
Long Hunter hosts First Hike of Spring
Mar 22 @ Long Hunter (middle)
Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining one of our rangers for a one-mile nature hike on the Tyler Sykes Trail at Couchville Glade. We’ll look for spring wildflowers, listen for songbirds and discover the uniqueness of a Middle Tennessee cedar glade. Meet at 1 p.m. CT at the Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area on S. Mt. Juliet Rd. For more information call 615-885-2422.
Long Hunter hosts Spring Hike
Mar 22 @ Long Hunter
Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining one of the Long Hunter State Park rangers for a one mile nature hike on the Tyler Sykes Trail. During the hike we will be looking for spring wildflowers, enjoying the sounds of songbirds, and discovering the uniqueness of a middle Tennessee cedar glade. Meetup at Area 2 shelter/ restroom area at 1 p.m. Please contact the park office at 615-885-2422 for directions and additional information.
Long Hunter hosts Deer Trail Nature Hike
Mar 23 @ Long Hunter (middle)
Join Naturalists Melinda Loy Bell and Judy McPeak for a morning stroll on the scenic Deer Trail. Melinda and Judy will discuss native plants in the area and keep an eye out for wild animal tracks along the trail. The one-mile trail is flat but unpaved. The pace will be easy and the hike will take approximately one hour. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. Meet at the park office parking lot at 10 a.m. CT. For more information call 615-885-2422.