August 6, 2012 · 6:15 PM
This location is shown only to members
Step off promptly at 6:20pm, Allow up to 2 hours
Park at Green Arrow (Click Here for map)
(John Owings Rd, Left on Rinehart, 2nd right Bear Branch lot)
Bear Branch Nature Center is located in the rolling hills of northern Carroll County, next to Hashawha Environmental Center with 5+ miles of trails. Bear Branch Nature Center provides nature study and environmental education to all visitors. Programs for school groups, youth groups, and for all ages focus on native plant and animal life.
The Nature Center features a Library Resource Room, Bird Observation Room, Discovery Room, Exhibit Hall with insects, deer, Native Americans, and conservation exhibits, a 40-seat planetarium, and a Nature Gift Shop. Outside the Center you can enjoy the native plant landscaping, the "Bear Path"--a wheelchair accessible trail, and a large deck overlooking country vista.