Upcoming Events

Explore Nature Saturday: Composting 101
February 10th, 2018

Come explore the trails at the Preserve! Three trails offer options for hiking (.25 mi to 1.75mi), all around or near the 10-acre lake. You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Lake Pavilion or at the Learning Shed. Bring family, friends, or even your leashed dog.

This month's program: Composting 101. Find out how easy it is to compost in either heaps, tumblers or with worms. Learn how to create an odor-free worm composter in your garage or spare room. We’ll have a composter with live worms for you to examine and take-home worm composter instructions available.

Kids can check out Adventure Backpacks to use on the trail and there will be a fun craft at the Learning Shed.

Admission is $3 per person/maximum $10 per family, free to Preserve members.

Explore Nature Saturdays are part of our program of monthly access to the Preserve on the 2nd Sat of each month.

For GPS use: Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, GA then follow signs. See Contact Us page for full directions.


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Georgia's Climate Story Program & Hike
March 10th, 2018

Fifty million years ago, Earth was so warm that the Arctic hosted alligators and lush forests. Though Georgia never saw glaciers, the cycles of advancing and retreating continental ice sheets have profoundly shaped Georgia’s landscapes and biodiversity. Dr. Bill Witherspoon will have presentations at 10:30 am, & 12:30 pm with trail hikes focusing on geology at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm. 

The Preserve will be open 10 am – 5 pm for hiking on your own; a fun craft & interactive educational materials are available for kids ages 3-11.

Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes parking & hiking.

Visitors may hike one of the Preserve’s three trails that range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers. Please arrive no later than 4 pm so you will have time to finish your hike before we close.

Directions: We are located off Douthit Bridge Rd, accessed only from Hwy 61 (between Cartersville & Dallas). Since our location is off the beaten path, many map programs do NOT provide accurate directions. Use the info on our Contact Us page. 

Or for GPS, use "Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, 30132", then follow signs. 


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM