Easter Egg Scramble – Saturday, 15 April 2017

egg-hunterDon’t miss the Easter Egg Scramble at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 1:00 PM.  Kids ages 2-12 are invited to hunt eggs, and will be divided into four groups according to age. Toddlers will have an area all to themselves, and may be accompanied by one parent during the hunt.

We have lots of candy & eggs this year, and prizes too. But be sure to bring your own basket or sack to gather your eggs in.

NEWS FLASH: easter_egghuntThe Easter Egg Scramble will take place on the hill between the horse stables and swimming pool parking lot. This is where the event was held in 2015, and due to other events in the park, we are moving it back there for 2017. Limited parking is available near the playground and picnic area where the event is held, but most will need to park at either the horse stables or east of the swimming pool parking lot. Please arrive early enough to park and walk to the Easter Egg Scramble site on time. The egg scrambles begin at 1:00 PM, so you must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start.  As always, drive safely and watch for children while entering, parking and exiting the park!

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Map to Easter Egg Scramble site
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Again, the Easter egg hunt will begin at precisely 1:00 PM, and as you might imagine, the actual egg hunt does not take long. In other words, to participate you must arrive well before 1:00 PM. If you wait until 12:55 to show up, your children will miss the egg hunt all together. Allow enough time to find a parking space, walk with your children to the Easter Egg Scramble site, and get your children to the appropriate area for their age.

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Spring Hike & Book Signing – Saturday, 18 March 2017

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Join us for the Spring Hike at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at 2:00 PM on Saturday, 18 March 2017.  We will hike the beautiful 2 mile Cedar Forest Trail to see what early bloomers are emerging. Meet at the first parking lot on the right past the Main Park Office.

This is a Ranger Guided Hike on a moderate trail with some elevation. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. No strollers, please.

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Also, stop by the Nature Center on March 18 to meet Lori Jill Smith and Jane Banks Campbell, authors of the new book Tennessee State Parks, Postcard History Series. Lori and Jane will be signing purchased copies of their book beginning at 1:00 PM.

The story of Tennessee’s state parks began more than 80 years ago when New Deal agencies worked to rebuild portions of Tennessee’s eroded landscape. Along with these conservation measures, the state’s early parks were created through the development of recreational areas. The Tennessee Valley Authority built dams that contributed to recreational attractions, and the Division of State Parks was started in 1937. All of these efforts in addition to Tennessee’s natural beauty have resulted in 56 state parks. Through their postcard collections, the authors invite readers to discover each park’s special place in Tennessee’s history and landscape.

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Weed Wrangle @ CLSP – Saturday, 4 March 2017

clsp_weed_wrangle_-event WE NEED YOU at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday,  4 March 2017. That’s the day volunteers from across the state  gather to help eradicate invasive plants in public spaces. Join the Park Rangers at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to help remove invasive exotic plants.

Tennessee Promise Scholars are welcome!

Meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am, and please wear clothing & shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We will be pulling and cutting plants in wooded or undeveloped areas. You can also bring gloves if you have them. Water and snacks will be provided by the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

All volunteers please register here:

Register for the Weed Wrangle

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