A Father’s Day Hike at the UT Arboretum on Saturday, June 18


Dads, how about a guided hike with the kids at the beautiful UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge the day before Father’s Day?  We’re offering a fun, short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours) on Saturday, June 18 with a meet-and-greet with coffee, donuts, and juice from 8:30-9:00 before we start the hikes at 9:00 a.m.


Just two days before the first day of summer, this is a great occasion to get some outdoor exercise with your children of any age. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and good shoes for outdoor walking. The hike is sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society and is at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge.


This is a free event, but we welcome donations to help support the UT Arboretum Society and its programs.


Celebrating 51 years in 2016, this hike is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.


The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.


To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call the Arboretum at 483-3571.

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