Hambidge has a number of hiking trails among an incredible biodiversity of meadows, streams, waterfalls, native plants and wildflowers, and a cove forest. Nature Hikes take place every Third Saturday. The hikes are led by knowledgeable guides, focusing on a different topic each month, such as: mushrooms, tree identification, wild flowers, geography, etc.
May's hike has been cancelled.
Free to Members or give what you can ($5 suggested). If you would like to participate in a Nature Hike, contact Deb Sanders at email@example.com or 706-746-7324. In case of questionable weather, check back here - cancellation notifications will be posted the morning of the hike.
Remember to wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, bring allergy meds/epi pen, water, a snack and a walking stick if desired.
The Hambidge Saturday Series invites the public to the campus on almost every Saturday for a series of rotating activities. Check the calendar for other Saturday events.
A special hike for April
We have a very special hike planned for April. Cindy Halbkat, chef, herbalist and master gardener would like to share what she has learned in her 20 years of studying and using plants. Every month from April to October you can explore the wild, naturalized and cultivated plants that grow around Rabun County. Learn what they look like, where they like to grow, and how to prepare them for food and medicine. Each 4-hour class will end with lunch and include something gathered during class. The first of these classes, on April 20, 10am-2pm, will focus on a Wildflower Walk at Hambidge. The cost is $15, and you will need to register beforehand with Cindy. Click here for more details and to register.
Scheduled nature hikes in 2013 include:
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We are always in need of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. If you are interested in helping, please contact us by clicking here. Or contact Deb Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-746-7324.