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Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens
(4.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
The nature center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and partners with Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc., a non-profit support group. This 225- acre wildlife sanctuary includes over 4 miles of nature trails, providing access to a variety of habitats typical of the Georgia Piedmont: river floodplains, wetlands, upland pine and hardwood forests, fields, ponds, and streams.
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  • We visited the Nature Center with a 4 year old and had a blast. The exhibits are fun and interactive for the kids and I even learned about the local flora and fauna. Then there are the paths to walk. ...  more »
  • We were looking for a place to take our granddaughter so she could enjoy the outdoors (and expend some energy) so we decided to try this nature center. My goodness, it is really nice spot considering ...  more »
  • We have enjoyed this place at different times of year. It has nice indoor, interactive displays and some animals as well as wonderful nature trails. 
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  • Fun and educational. Great to walk around the park or the nature center exhibits.
  • Great activity for a day trip. Hiking trails are great. The nature center is perfect for little ones.
  • A great place to walk!The property features 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands with over 4 miles of trails, including an ADA interpretive trail and connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.
  • This is such a nice little educational place for kids! The trails around it are lovely too :) The lady Rhonda, at the front desk in the mornings is not particularly friendly, but Michelle is awesome! If your young child (3 to 7 maybe) likes science and nature, come here and play!
  • Great place for children and adults! Nature walks are awesome.