Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Free, Fun Activities at Trail Mix Celebration at Little Mulberry Park

Head outside and explore the trails as Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation celebrates National Trails Day! A huge success last year, this year’s Trail Mix Celebration will be held this Sat., June 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Little Mulberry Park (Hog Mountain Road entrance) in Dacula.

The day will begin with an equestrian trail ride for those with their own horses at 8 a.m., followed by the Gwinnett Parks Foundation’s two-mile Trail Mix Fun Run/Walk, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee for the fun run/walk is $10 per person, or $25 for a family of up to five people, and includes a commemorative t-shirt.

A 4.5-mile strenuous nature hike that will wind from one side of the 890-acre park to the other will begin at 9 a.m. Beginning at 10 a.m. free activities will be located throughout the park, including hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides, make-and-take crafts, a rock climbing wall, Hikes for Tykes, as well as fun environmental, animal, outdoor, fishing, and educational programs. Food concessions will also be available for sale.

A shuttle to the park will be provided from Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, located at 1450 Pine Road across the street from the park entrance.

To register for the Gwinnett Parks Foundation Trail Mix Fun Run/Walk, call 770-339-0203. Participants can also register at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Little Mulberry Park – Hog Mountain entrance is located at 3900 Hog Mountain Road in Dacula.

For more information call 770-822-8840 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

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