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 most Third Saturdays, meeting at 10am at the Weave Shed Gallery.

Join us on JUNE 15 for Ecological Restoration - a walk through the riparian meadows of Betty’s Creek with Will Griffin, landscape architect and restoration ecologist.

Will Griffin worked for thirteen years on the restoration of Betty’s Creek and surrounding meadows to repair erosion and restore native vegetation and will lead us on a walk to take a look at the land in its fourteenth year of recovery. Will has been performing wetland and stream restoration projects in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida since 1988, and has been coming to the mountains of Georgia and Rabun County since he was young boy and first inspired by the outdoors.

To reserve a space for a hike, contact Christine at center@hambidge.org. $5 minimum donation; free for members. 

Remember to wear long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes for Summer hikes! Dress in layers, bring allergy meds/epi pen, water, a snack and a walking stick if desired. Most of our hikes are rain or shine.

Scheduled nature hikes in 2019 include:

April 13 - a special wildflower hike
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20

August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16


We are always in need of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. If you are interested in helping, please contact us by clicking here.

The Hambidge Saturday Series invites the public to the campus on almost every Saturday for a series of rotating activities, including 1st Saturday Gristmill Visits and 2nd Saturday Artist Talks.