Beginner and Child Friendly Hike @ Harrison Bay State Park

 

HARRISON BAY STATE PARK

Local to Chattanooga

 

Date: Saturday, March 16

Meeting Location:  Meet at the trailhead inside the park

Time: 9am

Difficulty:  Easy to moderate

Hiking Distance: 4.5 miles

Pets:   Friendly LEASHED pets are welcome  (it's the law)

Pace:  Leisurely

 

THIS HIKE IS GREAT FOR BEGINNERS

AND GREAT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

 

As you walk this trail, there is a sense of nostalgia of simpler times that beg to be discovered again.  We will be hiking a significant portion of the trail along the shoreline, so will have some awesome lake views as well as the opportunity to see a good amount of wildlife.  Tiffany even has a special surprise in store for those that join her.

 

 

 

There's plenty of wildlife to be seen, as this area is home to a variety of different species.

 

 

 

You will also be soothed by the sounds of the water lapping onto the shorelines.

 

The trail we will hike is a 4.5 mile loop trail that would be great for beginners, families, or anyone looking for a leisurely and serene stroll around coves and inlets.

 

The trail is fairly easy, being generally flat with some gentle slopes, but like most trails, it does have some tree routes.  If there are recent rains, a few areas may be a little muddy, but otherwise the trail should be fine.

 

The trail is well marked, and generally wide, making it a nice walk for a group.   This will be a leisurely pace for all ages and abilities.

Since this hike follows the shoreline, there may be some breezes blowing up from the lake, so be sure to dress appropriately.

 

There is ample parking.... And there are public restrooms at the park.  

 

If you're new to hiking, and don't have any hiking boots ... no worries... running shoes will be fine on this trail.

 

Again ... those new to hiking, or with children, will find this to be a great beginner trail..... So, come on out and join Tiffany, meet some new friends, and have some fun.  You'll enjoy a great trail, and learn some interesting things about the hidden gem in Chattanooga's backyard


 

Be sure to bring some water, a few snacks, a camera for some great photo opps, and a smile.  It's going to be a great day !

 

 

 

 

Hike Leader Contact Info

Tiffany     [masked]

 

 

**  PLEASE ONLY RSVP YES IF YOU ARE SURE THAT YOU INTEND TO COME **

Though we understand that from time to time, things happen that cause people to change their plans, we ask that you please try to be sure of your commitment before you rsvp.  If your plans do change, though, please be sure to update your status to reflect that you will no longer be going.  This assists the organizers, as well as ensures that there are spaces available for those interested in going.

 

Please make every effort to arrive early

or on time

so that you do not hold up the group.



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  • Tiffany Nation

    FYI - in case you lost the URL for the eagles it is:
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/h...­

    And the babies have arrived. Exciting to watch them feed.

    March 22, 2013

  • Michelle Wallace

    Awesome time. Good people

    March 18, 2013

  • Tiffany Nation

    Hey - guys check for ticks. I found one on me. If you do have a tick on you or child - soak/pour shampoo on a cotton ball rub over tick then leave for 15-20 secs. Remove cotton ball and tick should be stuck to cotton ball with shampoo. They release because they can't breath. So another tip for getting ticks off you. Pediatrician approved:)
    Will get the pics I took up later this evening. So nice to meet everyone. I had an awesome time being your hike leader and sharing the tips and facts with everyone. Look forward to seeing ya'll on the trail soon.

    March 16, 2013

    • michael

      I found 2 crawling on me. :)

      March 16, 2013

    • shannon Bishop

      Hey Micheal.. If ur on Facebook look me up..Shannon Biahop

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pics. I will post some of mine this afternoon.

    March 17, 2013

  • shannon Bishop

    What a beautiful hike today.. Bart and I really enjoyed it and meeting everybody.. And I just found 2 small ticks in Bart..

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great hike, perfect to start with. Looking forward to more like this.

    March 16, 2013

  • wanda wooden

    i thought it was a really great hike, could have been cut a little shorter though. but the people were great and the children and doggie were adorable.

    March 16, 2013

  • wanda wooden

    great hike!! and a great group of people. felt very comfortable with you all. i think family hikes are the best. and doggies too.

    March 16, 2013

  • Kelly Piazza

    The one time our toddler sleeps in... We are on the way from East Brainerd so if we are late, feel free to go ahead and we can catch up.

    March 16, 2013

  • chattjewel

    It's been a long time since I've been hiking. A beginner's hike is just what I need : )

    March 15, 2013

  • shannon Bishop

    Where is the trailhead located and will I need to bring anything to snack on?

    March 15, 2013

    • Tiffany Nation

      Once you turn into the park (on the left) you have the option to go straight to campsites or go left to the Marina - you will go left toward the marina (& restaurant) drive all the way down the road (which becomes a one way road as you get closer to marina/boat docks) After you drive all the way down you will have to turn left going up toward where people park their boat trailers. This is the area the trail head is at. I will be at the trailhead (which should be visible as you come up into the parking area - past where boat trailers park) in a white 4 door mazda 3 w/sign for Chatt Hiking for identification.

      1 · March 15, 2013

    • Tiffany Nation

      Also, snacks and water to keep hydrated are highly recommended since the weather is supposed to be nice & warmer.

      March 15, 2013

  • Kera

    My son has soccer ever Saturday now. I wish some of these hikes were on Sunday. My babies would have enjoyed this one.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Carl W

    Tiffany's a great leader - you will have fun and learn much!

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband and I want to join this hike, do I include my daughters(4months & 21months) in the guest count?

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well there are only 3 available spots left

      March 13, 2013

    • Kelly Piazza

      I'm sure your 4-month-old can be an "extra" :)

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will have 4 all together

    March 13, 2013

  • shannon Bishop

    This will be my first hike with the group looking forward to it..

    March 13, 2013

    • Tiffany Nation

      Welcome, we look forward to you coming with us on your first hike in the group.

      March 13, 2013

  • Christy

    Thank you so much for organizing a kid-friendly hike! I always hate leaving my little munchkin behind & what great weather this weekend. Can't wait!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Dan Eveland

    Hi. Please schedule one of these again. I rarely work on weekends but this Saturday I must go in. This sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Vivian

    Sounds good Tiffany! Wish I could go but there is still tax work to be done! Have a great time and hopefully this will come around again!

    March 12, 2013

  • Tiffany Nation

    Look forward to having you with us Kim.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to finally taking my first hike with the group.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Kelly Piazza

    My husband and I would love to join you with our 2-year-old (who we will wear when he loses steam). :)

    1 · March 12, 2013

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