Outdoor Recreation

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Despite its diversity, all outdoor recreation has one thing in common. By definition, outdoor recreation depends in some way on natural environments. The natural setting might be a pristine wilderness area, a pond in your backyard, or a carefully designed and modified urban park or greenway. It can occur days from the nearest road or in a tiny park in the heart of downtown. Outdoor recreation includes activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, rock climbing, restoration and conservation volunteering, etc. It is believed that nearly 50% of all Americans participate in at least one outdoor activity annually. Taking part in recreational activities, especially outdoors, can greatly improve physical and mental health. Enjoying the great outdoors also promotes the health and well-being of the natural environment itself. Proper use of our public lands creates concern and awareness for keeping them protected. It is also a vital part of the economy on both the local and national level by contributing billions of dollars. Most importantly, outdoor recreation improves quality of life. It’s clear that simply getting outside has a direct correlation on making one happier and healthier. Why wait? Nothing can bring you to your senses like being in the beautiful outdoors. Get outside and play in Cherokee County!


Teen Beginner Archery
Date: Wednesdays, April 14, 21 & 28
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 13-15
Cost: $15 for the session

Archery Come and Try Day
Come and try the fast growing sport of archery! Only the very basics will be taught in these sessions. Space will be limited.
Date: Friday, May 21 & August 20
Time: 6:30 pm –7:30 pm
Ages: All
Location: Recreation Center
Cost: $10 per participant

Adult Beginner Archery
Join us for a three week session as we take on one of the fastest growing sports in the southeast.
Date: Wednesdays, August 11, 18 & 25
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 18+
Cost: $15 per session


Garland Mountain Day Hike
Join us for a morning day hike (approximately 3-4 miles) as we take on the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills.
Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Ages: All(minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Location: Garland Mountain Horse and Hiking Trails
Cost: $10 per participant


Little River Kayak Run
Please join us as we take a kayaking run from Olde Rope Mill Park to the Little River Marina! Snacks and water will be provided.
Date: Saturday, May 15
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Little River Marina
Ages: All (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $40 inlcudes kayak rental, $15 if you bring your own kayak

For more information, contact Adam Fussell at cafussell@cherokeega.com or 770-924-7768.