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Recreation

Discover & Respect

Birding:

Kennedy Pond is one of the best bird viewing locations in Bulloch County. It offers a diverse population because of the habitat it provides. From Chipping Sparrows to Woodstorkes, Bald Eagles and everything in between you are sure to see a feathered friend that intrigues you. Help us build our bird list by reporting species that you find.

Hiking:

With over two miles of walking trails it is easy to experience the beauty of the pond on foot. You can choose the trail that best suits you and begin to enjoy the great outdoors while getting all your steps in for the week. Pack a picnic and stop along the way to take in the sites. If you prefer a more structured adventure, sign up for one of our guided nature walks where you will learn about plant and animal life, the history of the pond, the mystery of the Carolina bay, and the importance of wetlands.

Kayaking:

If you would like to get off your feet and out into the water you can join one of our guided kayak excursions and experience encounters with life on the pond up close. These tours will expand your knowledge of wetland wildlife, habitat and value. As you gently drift along, absorb the peaceful ambiance, taking in the sights and sounds that define this natural haven. Capture breathtaking views of cypress trees reflected in the mirror-like waters and observe the intricate network of life thriving below the surface.

Flat Bottom Boat Tours:

Embark on a tranquil journey through the heart of our wetland nature conservancy with a flat-bottom boat tour. Glide seamlessly across the calm waters as your guide unveils the secrets of this rich ecosystem. The boat’s stable design allows for a smooth and serene exploration, offering passengers an up-close encounter with the vibrant wetland habitats. Delight in the chorus of native bird calls echoing through the air as you navigate through meandering waterways bordered by lush vegetation.

Yoga On The Pond:

Experience tranquility with “Yoga on the Pond” at KPC. Picture yourself surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature – the gentle rustle of leaves, the distant calls of birds, and the calming ripple of water. As you settle into your yoga practice, the reflections of cypress trees dance on the pond’s surface, creating a serene and harmonious ambiance.

Led by experienced yoga instructors, these sessions are designed to reconnect your mind, body, and spirit with the natural world. Feel the soft embrace of the morning sun or the gentle breeze during sunset sessions, enhancing your yoga experience with the therapeutic elements of the wetland ecosystem.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, “Yoga on the Pond” invites you to find balance and inner peace amidst the unspoiled beauty of our wetland nature conservancy. Join us for a truly rejuvenating and immersive yoga experience that harmonizes with the serenity of the wetlands.

Scavenger Hunts:

Embark on an exciting adventure through the captivating landscapes with our unique scavenger hunt options. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders as you follow clues and uncover hidden treasures amid the lush surroundings. Whether you’re exploring the trails, pond areas, or forest, each scavenger hunt is a journey of discovery, blending fun and education.

Equipped with a map and a list of clues, participants will navigate through diverse ecosystems, deciphering hints that lead to fascinating flora and fauna, birdwatching spots, and other points of interest. Engage in friendly competition or work collaboratively to complete challenges that highlight the ecological importance of wetlands.

As you traverse the wetland paths, keep your eyes peeled for unique plant species, animal tracks, and the subtle beauty of the surroundings. Scavenger hunts are not only an exhilarating way to spend time outdoors but also an educational experience that fosters a deeper appreciation for the diverse ecosystems within the wetlands. Join us for a memorable scavenger hunt that combines the thrill of exploration with the rich biodiversity of our conservation area.

Camping:

Our primitive campsites are available for outdoor enthusiasts at just $25 per night!

At Kennedy Pond Conservancy, we encourage organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, and homeschoolers to utilize our camping areas. An overnight camping excursion can be enhanced with guided nature walks and opportunities for service learning, providing a comprehensive and memorable outdoor experience for all participants.

Reserve one of our three primitive campsites and indulge in the outdoors much the way our ancestors did many years ago (with a few modern amenities). Nestled within the heart of our wetland nature conservation, the primitive campsite offers a truly immersive experience in nature. Surrounded by the symphony of wildlife sounds, the campsite is situated beneath the canopy of cypress trees, creating a serene retreat. Set along the water’s edge, the primitive site provides a rustic and authentic connection to the wetland ecosystem.

As the evening sun sets, casting a warm glow across the wetland, campers can unwind around a crackling campfire. The air is scented with the earthy aroma of marsh grasses, adding to the enchantment of the surroundings. The primitive amenities include a simple fire pit for cooking under the stars and a designated area for pitching tents, emphasizing a minimal impact on the natural environment.

The sounds of frogs and crickets serve as a lullaby, creating a peaceful ambiance that lingers throughout the night. Under the vast, star-studded sky, campers can revel in the tranquility and disconnect from the modern world. This primitive campsite is not just a place to rest but a haven where nature enthusiasts can fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the wetland after the day’s adventures. To schedule your visit, email info@kennedypondconservancy.org.

Private Events:

Elevate your special occasions surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature at Kennedy Pond. Our private event options offer an exclusive experience within the embrace of lush greenery and serene landscapes. Our team will work closely with you to customize the details, ensuring your private event is tailored to your vision. From weddings and family reunions to birthdays and corporate retreats, our nature conservancy provides a unique backdrop that enhances any occasion. To schedule your event, email info@kennedypondconservancy.org.