Hike and Feast New Year’s Day at Edgar Evins State Park

The old adage goes that whatever you do on New Year’s Day you will do all year so why not start 2018 with healthy exercise and socializing with friends while enjoying a good meal? This free event at Edgar Evins State Park is kid and family friendly. Dogs must be on a leash. All you need to do is show up at 10 A.M. in the marina parking lot near the covered shelters.
Bring a typical New Year’s Day food to share if you wish to stay for lunch. People will drop off their food, sign in and pose for a group picture before car pooling a short distance to the trail head where a Park Ranger will lead a 2 ½ mile easy to moderate hike on the Millennium Trail. After which there will be food and socializing in front of the fireplace in Shelter #1, Those who wish to hike more may do the 2 mile Highland Rim Nature Trail next to the office following lunch.
The park is located at 1630 Edgar Evins Park Road, Silver Point, TN 38582. The entrance is in DeKalb County, on Center Hill Lake, approximately 20 miles north of Smithville, 20 miles west of Cookeville, and 60 miles east of Nashville, across the highway from Big Rock Market and Caney Fork Outdoors. From I-40 take exit 268 at State Hwy. 96 and Center Hill Lake. The physical address is 1630 Edgar Evins Park Rd., Silver Point, 38582
The Annual New Year’s Day Hike and Feast is jointly sponsored by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park and the park. For more information visit the Friends website at www.foeesp.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/friendsofeesp or call the park office at 931-858-2114

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