Trails and Open Space Programs & Activities 

 Bring the Gnome home hide and seek game

Bring the Gnome Home 2022

 The Gnome returns July 1st, for one full year!   What does this mean for you? A chance to win a sweet prize sponsored by a cool local business. On the first of each month starting July 1 2022, our forest gnome hides within sight of a trail managed by ACC Trails and Open Space. If you see him, grab him and return him to Sandy Creek Nature Center to collect that month’s prize. All prizes are worth at least $25! Follow the game and get clues at

Cost: Free

Bikes and Athens skyline

True Beginner Adult Learn to Ride

Now is the time to check bicycling off your bucket list! As an adult, it’s hard to find the time, space and instruction needed to learn the basics of cycling. Bike Athens is collaborating with us to make it safe and friendly for grown folks to get on a bike and learn to ride. Small class size, private space, bikes and gear, expert instructors, everything you need to get off to a good start.

Cost: $5 residents/ $7.50 non-residents

Register for 12/5/22

Autumn Splendor Lakeside Loop Hike, Fall leaves and lake

Autumn Splendor Lakeside Loop Hike     

Celebrate the beauty of fall with an epic day hike. Come along with Trails and Open Space staff on this seven-mile trek around Lake Chapman. Wear shoes for hiking and pack in essentials for this 4-hour walk. The fall color should be spectacular.

Cost: $2 residents/ $3 non-residents

Register for 11/19/22