Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, so here's a few ways you can celebrate and enjoy Mother Earth.

Climb Cheaha
Nearby is home to Alabama's highest point, surrounded by the Talladega National Forest and numerous trails, including the Pinhoti. The State Park is also hosting hikes that day, so sign up and learn about nature around you. 

Stroll Choccolocco Park or Oxford Lake
Just get outside and enjoy the beauty around you at the lake's edge. Be sure to check out the playgrounds and picnic areas or enjoy a short bike loop on Earth Day. 

Learn more at the Museum
Celebrate Earth Day at the Anniston Museums and Gardens with Saturday Alive and other festivities. The Anniston Museum of Natural History will also host programs about recycling and composting. 

Fair on the Square
The Jacksonville Arts Council is celebrating outside with the annual Fair on the Square, featuring free family friendly activities and entertainment. 

Paddle Terrapin
Rent a kayak and float Terrapin Creek. Pack and lunch and enjoy the day outside. 
Take the Boat
Neely Henry Lake is always beautiful, so take the boat out and enjoy nature! 

Cycle Through
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best.." Hemingway 
Camp out at Mike Tucker or the Ladiga Campground and hit the trails and enjoy nature's peace around you.

Enjoy the outdoors, but remember "leave no trace" to keep nature as you found it! 

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