Trails and Open Space Programs & Activities 


Birchmore Discovery Tour

Join Trails and Open Space staff on a guided hike. We will discuss plant, animal and mineral residents we encounter along the trail. Learn about the history of the park and the efforts made to preserve our public forest. 

Register for Saturday, 7/17/21


Night Hikes

Explore a trail by the light of the moon on these guided hikes. Enjoy activities that enhance the beauty and magic of our forest at night. Wear trail appropriate shoes and clothing. Please bring a small flashlight or headlamp; We will have a limited number of loaner flashlights. Pre-registration is required to ensure you have a spot on the hike. Ages 8 and up. 

Cost: $2 residents/ $3 non-residents

Register for Friday, 4/23/21

Register for Friday, 5/21/21


Longest Day Hike

Celebrate the longest day of the year with an epic hike. Join Trails and Open Space staff for the seven-mile Lakeside loop trail at Sandy Creek Park. Wear sturdy shoes, pack water and a snack to have on the trail. Ages 10 and up.

Cost: Free + $2 entrance fee for Sandy Creek Park

Register for Saturday, 6/19/21

Bats Night Out 3 X 3

Bats Night Out

 Come out to Dudley Park Friday evening, June 11th at 8 PM to learn about local bat populations. A question and answer session with bat researcher and wildlife biologist Trina Morris of the GADNR will be followed by a guided hike. We will visit the park's bat houses to see if the bats are home, and count them as they emerge to feed. Trina will  demonstrate some of the equipment used in bat research. Please wear good walking shoes and bring flashlights or headlamps. Our group will meet at on the North Oconee Greenway entrance to Dudley Park at the Cook and Brother’s plaza. 

Cost: Free!

Register for Friday, 6/11/21

Family Fun Ride 3x3

Family Fun Ride                                

Curious about the Greenway and Firefly Trail? Want to get the family out on bikes for a ride? Enjoy this 8-mile tour of our multi-use trail system. We will stop to enjoy the sites and discuss points of interest along the route. Bring your own bike and helmet.

 Cost: Free

Register for Saturday,5/15/21