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Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 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 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 ...  read 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. 
  • FREE-wonderful for kids! And has a lot of cool, little features and creatures. The sea turtle is definitely my favorite! 
  • 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 activity for a day trip. Hiking trails are great. The nature center is perfect for little ones.
  • I really like Sandy Creek Nature Center, there's a lot of trails to run or walk. It's a nice place to bring the doga for a walk. Lately a lot of the trails are not accessible because of the excessive rain. Flooding can definitely be a problem when it rains.
  • Very cool spot to take the kids.
  • Great place for kids to learn and explore.
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