UT Arboretum Society holds third Saturday hike on February 17th

~ From the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society

Come join us for a mid-winter hike at the 260-acre UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. The UT Arboretum Society will hold a Third Saturday Hike on Saturday, February 17th at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Enjoy the forests and trails in this lovely, wooded setting. Located at 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE guided hike which will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Newcomers as well as previous participants are invited to join the hike. The hikes have been a staple of the UT Arboretum and UT Arboretum Society for over 15 years. This is a great opportunity to “walk off” the holiday celebrations and get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

Join the hike that begins outside the UT Arboretum Visitors Center. The group will then leave for a guided hike that will be around two miles. The Visitors Center will not be open but portable restrooms are available in the parking lot area.

Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. We aim for this hike to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated as you hike. No pets, please. Due to ongoing research projects on our grounds, we are unable to allow pets.

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2024. It is one of the ten University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout Tennessee. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org