The Len Foote Hike Inn is a unique backcountry retreat and learning resource center inspiring a love for hiking, nature, environmental stewardship and sustainability - a place where everyone belongs. Our mission is to protect Georgia's natural resources through education and recreation.
The goal of the program is to help youth discover the beauty and joy of hiking in wild public lands. We hope to guide youth to the understanding of natural systems, human systems, and the relations between them while promoting the conservation of resources. Time outdoors has been linked to improvement in youth health and well-being, as well as environmental attitudes and intentions. We simply want to help get more kids outside on the trail and foster a lifelong appreciation and relationship with nature! We believe hiking is a fun path to healthy living, developing environmental awareness and fostering a conservation ethic.
Each year the Outside School brings several hundred students from Georgia to the Hike Inn for an unforgettable learning experience. Many of the youth are urban or from rural communtities and have never been on a long hike before. The Hike Inn is proud of our role and contributions to the community as a unique resource learning center encouraging our youth to enjoy the outdoors and take care of the environment. Owned by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Len Foote Hike Inn is operated by the non-profit, Len Foote Hike Inn, inc., and our youth education program relies directly on funding from grants, individual donations, and volunteer support.
Your gift will help us reach out to more of Georgia’s youth and support our stewards of tomorrow.
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