Trails and Open Space Programs & Activities 

 Bring the Gnome home hide and seek game

Bring the Gnome Home 2024

On the first day of each month, we hide our Gnome on one of ACC Leisure Services Trails. If you find him return him to Sandy Creek Nature for a prize worth at least $25 from one of our local business sponsors.

Cost: Free

Pop-up Trail Talk

Pop-Up Trail Talk

Come join Trails and Open Space staff and learn about our amazing trails and natural spaces right here in Athens. Keep on the lookout for upcoming dates and locations as we will pop-up anywhere we have a trail! These will not always be listed in MyRec.

We will also often partner with local organizations to provide opportunities to promote awareness of community resources.

Cost: Free

See dates here

People touching tree during Forest Bathing Experience program

Forest Bathing Experience    


You're invited to take a moment to invest in your health and wellbeing through a guided immersive experience in the forest with our facilitator, Heather Matherly, who is a Master Naturalist and Forest Therapy Guide. You can expect a safe and gentle walk with instructions to help relax and focus the mind on the present. The walk will end with a tea ceremony from local plants

Cost: $20 residents/ $30 non-residents

   Register here