September 8th, 2018
I bet you didn’t know that mushrooms can be picky eaters! Some mushrooms are so finely tuned that they grow only on certain species of tree. So when you are walking through the woods, if you know what kind of tree a mushroom “likes” you can identify the tree that way. Or the other way around: know the tree & you’ll know the mushroom.
Learn more about the amazing symbiotic relationships between trees & mushrooms from Elliott Horner & Sam Landes of the Mushroom Club of Georgia. After introductory info, they will lead you on a mushroom ramble on Preserve trails. For an interpreted mushroom hikes come at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 or 1:30.
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