OSF night hike

Old Stone Fort will host a night hike for just $5 on Sunday, June 30, just before dusk.

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park will host a night hike on Sunday, June 30.

“Join the park rangers for a night hike of the Old Stone Fort,” said Park Ranger Leigh Gardner.

“Meeting on the roof of the park museum just before dusk, participants will get to experience the sights and sounds of the prehistoric Native American ceremonial center by moonlight.”

The admission fee is $5.

“Those who attend will get to experience Old Stone Fort after dark,” she said. “The park is completely different at night than in the day. Walking along the trails with the park ranger at dark will allow visitors a fun and unique perspective of these popular hiking trails.”

There is always something interesting at the park after dark, said Gardner.

“Whether it be the night sounds such as owls or frogs or walking under the light of the moon, this night hike is sure to give visitors a unique view of their park,” she said.

“It is important to continue to experience spaces such as Old Stone Fort in a new light, or in this instance, no light at all. Each time you visit the park you are treated to a new experience. These night hikes are offered to the public to give them that unique perspective they are seeking.”

Still, it is recommended that hikers bring their own flashlight or headlamp.

Hikers are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the nighttime event.

“Dress for the weather, including wearing comfortable hiking shoes and bringing enough water for a moderate hike lasting approximately 90 minutes,” Gardner said.

Dogs on their leash are also welcome, she added.

Registration for this event can be found online at tnstateparks.com or made by calling the Old Stone Fort Museum at 931-723-5073.

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