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New Year’s Eve Nature Hike with SCWF and MMN

Thank you for your interest in the New Year’s Eve Hike that we had scheduled at Camp Discovery this Saturday.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, it is necessary to cancel this hike.  We apologize for the inconvenience! 

Please see below a list of First Day hikes to be held at State Parks around the Midlands on Sunday, January 1.  We hope you are still able to get outside this weekend!

Sara K. Green
South Carolina Wildlife Federation
(803) 609-4778

First Day Hikes In the Columbia Area

Sesquicentennial State Park has two First Day Hikes. A park ranger will give a guided 2-mile easy hike on the Sandhills Trail focusing on fitness and exercise. A less strenuous half-mile nature walk along the Jackson Creek Nature Trail will focus on the park’s plants and wildlife.

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Sandhills Trail hikes, 2 p.m. for Jackson Creek. 9564 Two Notch Road. For both walks, meet at the park office. Free. (803) 788-2706,

Dreher Island State Park in Newberry County will have a ranger lead a 2.5-mile strenuous walk through the woods near Lake Murray. Hikers can see winter wildlife including nesting bald eagles and loons. 10 a.m. Register by Friday, Dec. 30. 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity. (803) 364-4152,


End 2016 off on the right foot... in nature! Camp Discovery has partnered with the SC Wildlife Federation and Midlands Master Naturalist Association to bring families outdoors.

On Saturday, December 31st, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, bring the whole family out for a nature walk at Camp Discovery in Blythewood, SC. The low impact  2.0 mile hike through meadow and woodland habitats will be led by members of the Midlands Master Naturalist Association. Kids will have the opportunity to make their own bag of trail mix to bring along on the hike, and we'll all warm up afterwards with hot cocoa!

Kids of all ages are welcomed! A donation of $10 per family is suggested and can be paid at the time of the hike (cash or check made out to SCWF).

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress warmly!! Wear closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes, and bring water along.


Questions? Call SCWF at (803) 256-0670 or email Sara Green.

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