Founded a decade ago as a small Sewanee event to promote the purchase of
native plants and offer guided hikes on some spectacular wildflower walks, Trails &
Trilliums is turning 10 this spring and celebrating in a big way. Sponsored by the
Friends of South Cumberland State Park and held at the historic Monteagle
Sunday School Assembly grounds, Trails & Trilliums now attracts hikers, wildflower
enthusiasts, park supporters and families from four states.
A highlight of the 2013 event will be a keynote address by David Haskell, author of
the acclaimed book, The Forest Unseen, on Saturday night during Wine &
Wildflowers. Haskell, who will also lead guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, will
be honored as the recipient of the Yeatman Environmental Education Award. The
Trails & Trilliums Tribute Award will be presented to those who have worked to
bring the invaluable Tennessee Naturalist Program to our state.
Key events of the three-day festival include 15 varied hikes on some of the South
Cumberland’s most beautiful trails, a great selection of native plants, the “Brush
with Nature” preview party /art sale on Friday night, the Cumberland Wild Forum,
music and vendors. A focus on families continues during Trails & Trilliums.
“Ramble”, the State Parks’ raccoon mascot will be on hand along with native
critters and an introduction to rock climbing. All activities that will spark kids’
interest in wildlife, woods and wonder.
Proceeds from the weekend support South Cumberland State Park, the largest
state wilderness park in Tennessee.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN &
the COMPLETE SCHEDULE is posted!
You can pre-register & pay for events online to insure your spot.
Go to "Registration"
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
CITIZENS STATE BANK - LODGE CAST IRON - PIGGLY WIGGLY
DOUG FERRIS - MADELINE & HOWELL ADAMS - DAVE'S MODERN TAVERN
SEWANEE REALTY - MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS - MONTEAGLE INN
Children's Activities- Free for kids & their parents (Note that kids activities are on Saturday only)
$10 General Admission
$20 General Admission plus all workshops & two days of guided hikes