Where: Vesta Cedar Glades SNA & Cedars of Lebanon State Forest SNA
What: Forest and Cedar Glades Hike
Date: Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. CT
Location: Meet at the parking area of Vesta Glade State Natural Area
Leader: David Lincicome
Sponsor: Division of Natural Areas
Reservations required: RSVP by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-532-0439.
Description: Join us for an early spring hike into beautiful Middle Tennessee cedar glades and woodlands. Vesta is comprised of cedar glades, barrens and cedar-hardwood forest communities. It is a flat landscape with exposed limestone outcropping and sinkhole features that are characteristic of the karst topography that influences cedar glade ecology. Cedars of Lebanon also provides many excellent examples of cedar glades and cedar-hardwood forest community types, particularly where topography varies and there are rolling hills. This will be an approximately 2 to 3 mile easy hike. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water and snacks. Folks may also wish to wear bug repellent, long pants, and light colored clothes to avoid ticks. For more information about Vesta Glades State Natural Area including directions, map (N 36.07670 W 86.39572) and a detailed description www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/vesta/. Cabins and camping area also available at nearby Cedars of Lebanon State Park www.tn.gov/environment/parks/Cedars/.
Additional information about Cedars of Lebanon www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/cedars/