Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Solar Eclipse Festival

Event Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EVENT DETAILS
What is It? A pre-eclipse astronomy day at Elachee.
Program Fee: $10 per person 2 years and up; $5 per Elachee Member
Location: Elachee Visitor Center
Elachee invites you to a day of astronomy to visit the STARLAB portable planetarium, safely view the Sun's surface through solar telescopes, learn specific details about solar eclipses and make crafts. We will help you become a citizen scientist, ready to safely experience the awe-inspiring eclipse of the Sun blanketing North America on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Liberty Utilities is the sponsor for Elachee's Solar Eclipse Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Elachee Seasonal Programs

Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

Help collect data on local wild birds for this annual, weekend long online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. 
Elachee Birding Hike: 8-11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2017
Location: Elachee Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake

Raptor Fest 2018

See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. 
2018 Event Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Earth Day 2018 Trillium Trek Run & Walk

Lace up for this competitive race along the trails in Chicopee Woods that offers multiple courses for advanced racers or beginners, and a Kids Fun Run.
Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 21, 2018

Earth Day 2018 Spring Plant Sale

Buy unique perennials, broadleaf evergreens, wildflowers and ferns, many native to Georgia or native hybrids not available in your local garden center.
Event Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

Snake Day 2017

Join us for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species, sponsored by Tipton Construction Company. 
Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 LEARN MORE
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Elachee Tree Sale & Festival 2017

Enjoy a day of celebrating trees, joining a guided tree identification hike, hear a special guest speaker and purchase a quality tree to plant in your yard. Sponsored by Fockele Garden Co.
Event Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 LEARN MORE 
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Recurring Special Events

First Saturday Hikes 

The first Saturday of each month, hike and explore the Chicopee Woods with an experienced guide, and learn more about local native plants and animals. 
Hours: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Check-In/Register at the Elachee Visitor Center
Program Fee: $5 Adults/$3 Children (12 and under); Elachee Members FREE

Stars Over Elachee 

Learn to set up and use a telescope, then embark on a guided tour of the night sky to see the first quarter moon and bright seasonal stars. Most meaningful for adults and children 8+. 
Location: Elachee’s Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake
Learn More: Program Dates and Details