The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society has a morning hike on New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day is Friday, January 1.
The hike is for everyone that wants to start 2016 “on the right foot,” a press release said.
The walk will begin at 9 a.m. New Year’s Day at the Arboretum Shelter “where you will be greeted by fellow hikers and offered coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks,” the release said.
The UT Arboretum is located at 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
The groups will leave for a guided walk that will last about an hour. “We will have several leaders taking groups on routes of varying difficulty and length,” the release said.
Most will visit the nationally recognized Elmore Holly Collection to view the hollies still covered with berries. “This is an easy walk on the trails and is suitable for all ages,” the press release said.
“The UT Arboretum Society encourages everyone to come out and enjoy an outdoor activity and work up an appetite before heading home in time to watch football or relax while working on your 2016 New Year resolutions,” the release said. “This year, UT plays Northwestern at noon, so you’ll have plenty of time to get home in time to watch the Vols.”
The hike is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society in cooperation with the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org.
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