Wagram rec. to offer park hike


By Beth Lawrence - blawrence@civitasmedia.com



WAGRAM – Wagram Parks and Recreation is calling all hiking enthusiasts and amateurs to join in the first ever Shamrock Hike.

The two-hour walk will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Lumber River State Park in Wagram. Participants are asked to wear green t-shirts and comfortable shoes to experience nature along the Lumber River. The hike is free.

The activity was organized to encourage people to get outside and “promote health” said Bridgett Sampson, recreational assistant at Wagram Parks and Recreation.

“We will pace it out over two hours,” Sampson said. “It won’t be a fast paced walk because we don’t know about people’s health situations.”

Transportation from the recreation center to the park is available. Sampson requests that riders arrive at the center by 9:30 a.m.

The main trail is a three-mile loop, according to Tommy Walters with Lumber River State park.

Part of the loop extends along the Chalk Banks of the Lumber River and a wetland habitat.

Walters said visitors can expect to see wildlife ranging from squirrels and foxes to a variety of birds. Trees native to the area are loblolly and longleaf pine, as well as white oak, maple and wax myrtle.

For information call, 910-369-0686.

By Beth Lawrence

blawrence@civitasmedia.com

Reach Beth Lawrence 910-506-3169

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