Third Saturday Hike Day December 15th

Our third Saturday event this month on December 15th will be a hike on the new trail at Bluffs of Beaver Bend Nature Preserve near Shoals. Volunteers made a mighty effort last month and connected the trail to the road on the north end of the loop. While there is still a little bit of touching up to do, it’s patchy and not enough for a full Third Saturday crew. We’ll just hike with clippers and saws in case there’s any trimming that needs to be done.

Please RSVP to to let us know that you’re coming. We plan to have hot drinks and cookies at the end of the hike. Please be aware that we unfortunately don’t have the resources to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

The preserve is located just south of Shoals, which is about 30 miles southwest of Bedford on US 50. From Shoals, go south at the flashing yellow light at the intersection of US 50 and Main Street. Follow this road through town to the T at Water Street/Spout Springs Road. Turn left on Spout Springs Road and continue for about a mile to an unmarked road on the right just after crossing a low bridge. There’s a parking area about 500 feet down the road. Here’s a link to a Google map showing the preserve:,-86.8028744,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x886c2973c1adf1e5:0x5e1feebce1a2adde!8m2!3d38.6581296!4d-86.8058873?hl=en

We’ll meet at 9:00 am at the preserve parking area, and we should finish the hike around lunch time.

If the weather looks iffy, check the HHC Facebook page and the HHC website for a cancellation notice. We’ll post the notice by 5:00 am on the work day.