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Christmas Trail

Christmas Trail 2021

Welcome to a new Christmas Tradition! Walk the Boardwalk at Graham Creek Nature Preserve. See the lights in classic Christmas Scenes, take photos and send your letters to Santa.

December 4, 11 & 18, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

$5 per person, children 2 and under FREE

ASA Archery Returns To Graham Creek Preserve Aug. 27-30.

A new 3D archery tournament has dropped on the summer schedule at Graham Creek Nature Preserve. The Preserve is pleased to host the newly scheduled event, along with our city partners at Foley Sports Tourism.

The Delta McKenzie Easton ASA Tournament is set for August 27-28-29-30 at Graham Creek Preserve.

You can find more event information, including new safety protocols for competitors and spectators, HERE:

Graham Creek prepares for archers.

Archers from around the country will begin arriving at Graham Creek February 19th the competition will last thru Sunday the 23rd. Please observe the park closures below.

  • Philomene Holmes will be closed February 17th thru 24th
  • Starting February 18th trail access will be limited
  • Prairie disc golf course (front course) will be closed February 19th thru 23rd.
  • Preserve and Pecan Hollow will be open however these will only be accessible via the back entrance.
  • February 19th thru 23rd the archery park will be closed

Pollinator Workshops

Graham Creek Nature Preserve will host two workshops focusing on pollinators. Unlike, our observe and explore events these workshops are open to adults. Presenters will discuss the importance of bees and other pollinators. You can also learn how to make your yard “pollinator friendly”. Please, check the event tab for more details.

Beautiful Bogs Observe & Explore

Since there is a disc golf tournament scheduled at the same time and we have a wagon ride planned for the Observe and Explore we will meet at the Interpretive Center at 10 am.

Memorial Garden Planned For Graham Creek Nature Preserve

Graham Creek Nature Preserve plans to construct a memorial whimsical garden for a dear member of our family. Previously, we were just planning on the fairy rock updates to our butterfly garden. 
Now we are planning the garden to feature a butterfly garden area, plus a fairy garden area and a children’s small rock climbing area. There will be a build/planting day in mid March, yet to be scheduled.

Monetary donations will be accepted through “Friends of Graham Creek.” All proceeds will be applied to elements of the memorial garden. Donations can be made through or through mail to:

Friends of Graham Creek, 8098 Bay View Drive, Foley, AL 36535.

If you would like to volunteer time or have questions, please contact Leslie at the Interpretive Center at 251-923-4267. Please help us make this memorial an outstanding feature for Graham Creek.

Ventures at Graham Creek

Graham Creek Nature Preserve will begin hosting environmental educational events tailored for adults. Each lesson will feature a different topic, hands-on activities, and a tour or short hike. Although these events are scheduled to occur during peak “snowbird” season we encourage locals and visitors to attend. There is no charge to participate. These events will meet at the Interpretive Center. Please check our events page for more details.