Hike with State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath

8 AM Eastern, Rugby Visitor Centre

Every third Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Rugby State Natural area host a guided hike. These moderate hikes range from 1.5 to 3 miles long. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks, and watch the weather. This week’s special guest leader: Randy Hedgepath, Tennessee state naturalist, who will amuse you with his observations on what he calls “a saunter, not a hike.”

RSNA boasts beautiful slopes and loops underneath towering umbrella magnolia and hemlock. By June, the mountain is hot, the skies are clear blue, and taking a dip in the Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole after a jaunt through the woods is a welcome activity. Or have lunch at the Harrow Road Cafe.

We meet at 8:00 AM Eastern (7 Central) in front of the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre.

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