Forager Hike

March 18, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a look at some of the plants which would have been eaten and used by ancient Native Americans on Saturday, March 18, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. A 1.5 mile ranger-led hike will take visitors through a portion of the earthworks with a focus on useful native plants. This event begins at 10 a.m. 

With no modern conveniences available 3,500 years ago, the mound builders at Poverty Point lived a very different existence. This group of hunter-gatherers did not grow their own food. Instead, they relied on the surrounding environment as both their supermarket and their pharmacy. This edition of the forager hike will focus on items available during the spring. Be aware that this event is weather permitting and visitors should wear appropriate hiking clothing. 

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.