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Sandy Creek Nature Center

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205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607-1011
+1 706-613-3615
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Sandy Creek Nature Center offers wonderful hiking trails. The course I enjoyed was the 6.5 mile... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad A
via mobile
There are trails of varying length to walk in 30 min to 3 hours.

Mainly Piedmont forest vegetation with one large pond and a small river, There are a variety of... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Robert N
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Athens, Georgia
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The nature center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and partners with Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc., a non-profit support group. This 225- acre wildlife sanctuary includes over 4 miles of nature trails, providing access to a variety of habitats typical of the Georgia piedmont: river floodplains, wetlands, upland pine and hardwood forests, fields, ponds, and streams. In 2012, Sandy Creek Nature Center completed a major expansion funded by SPLOST and community partnership dollars. Over 4,000 square feet were added to the Education & Visitor Center, including new exhibits and a planetarium. Sandy Creek Nature Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Property and trails are open sunrise to sunset daily.
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205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607-1011
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"exhibit hall"
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"brick factory"
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"excellent exhibits"
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"local flora and fauna"
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"unpaved trails"
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"log cabin"
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"large pond"
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"great for kids"
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"all ages"
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"great place to walk"
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"whole family"
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"plenty of parking"
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"turtles"
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"beehive"
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"aquarium"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sandy Creek Nature Center offers wonderful hiking trails. The course I enjoyed was the 6.5 mile loop around the lake. Beautiful views and a challenging course. It cost $2 to enter the park, and they may have a yearly pass for frequent visitors. Plenty of...More

Thank Brad A
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Mainly Piedmont forest vegetation with one large pond and a small river, There are a variety of trails, from those on river bottom areas to those on hilly ground. Some historic sites varying from an old brick kiln to a restored log cabin, Headquarters building...More

Thank Robert N
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I’m so happy we found this place to hike. We did all of the trails together for a nice morning hike. Mostly wooded wetlands so if mosquitoes like you, consider bug repellent. Lots of great places to take pictures. Wildlife and wild flowers galore! There...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

This is a wonderful place for a walk. They have numerous trails peeling off into the woods, along the river, and into some flatlands, so you get lots of diversity. They also have a planked walkway for folks in wheelchairs or with mobility issues, which...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This nature center was one of the best I've visited. The educational center was very informative and interesting for children..i.e. live bee hive, snakes and aquariums with local fish and turtles. The hiking trails are very well marked and easy walking. Watch your step though...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a outdoor treasure.....a inexpensive day out doors....many activities Hiking trails...picnic pavilions... sandy beach and lake swimming with life guard.. Fun for all ages....check out their website....worth a visit... Go Dawgs

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Sandy Creek nature center is on the outskirts of Athens and easily accessible. It has all lot for young children to see and trails through the woods for the whole family. The trails are marked with educational posts throughout. The inside of the nature center...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The nature center is awesome for toddlers. They have animal sound buttons, an aquarium, a book area, and a block play area!

Thank lauren b
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a lovely place to come and visit and unwind. You can take a nature walk and just enjoy the outdoors. Great place to walk and talk with someone special.

1  Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Park was nice and had nice area to have picnic. It was a party of 50+ people. Easily we could accommodate. Nice place to jog. Many activities to do. I would recommend it to family too.

1  Thank Vanita B
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