New Year's Day Hike at UT Arboretum

Event Date: January 01, 2024

New Year's Day Hike at UT Arboretum

Do you get overloaded on football, food and festivities? The UT Arboretum Society is offering a great alternative: start out the year on the “right foot” by joining our New Year's Hike at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, on Monday, January 1, 2024. Please follow the signs for parking up to the auditorium.

 We will gather at 9am at the UT Arboretum Auditorium where you will be greeted by fellow hikers and offered coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. At 9:30 am the group will divide into smaller groups and leave for guided hikes that will last about 45-60 minutes. Each group will follow one or more of our seven miles of forest trails, with hike leaders giving some commentary about the beautiful winter scenery along the way.

Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. We aim for this hike to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated as you hike. Due to ongoing research projects on our grounds, we are unable to allow pets.

This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. For weather updates, check our Facebook page.    

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2024, is one of ten outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

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901 South Illinois Avenue Oak Ridge, TN 37830