National Trails Day Hike celebrated at Poverty Point

Join the nation’s celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. There will be a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found at this ancient site. This event begins at 10 a.m. with an introductory video shown in the museum followed by an approximately 2-hour hike.

June 4 is also World Atlatl Day. Have you heard of an atlatl? Rangers will demonstrate the use of this ancient spear-throwing device from 2 p.m. through 3 p.m. that afternoon. Visitors are encouraged to try it out for themselves. Both activities are outdoors and will be available weather permitting.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theatre, hiking trail, driving tour, seasonal tram tour, and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.

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