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Sunday Morning Paddle at Olde Rope Mill Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Olde Rope Mill Park in Canton   Water: Sunday Morning Paddle at Olde Rope Mill Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 2 2015  8:00 am >> Sun, Aug 2 2015 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 26 2015 9:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 1 2015 11:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Heidi W.
Thomas W.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Olde Rope Mill Park is primarily a park of mountain biking trails.   You will see many mountain bikers, a few dog walkers, and those of us with kayaks, entering and exiting Little River. This will be an 8-10 mile paddle on mostly flat water.  We will be going downstream and upstream, but there is not much of a current on the way back up.  We are listing this event as exploratory, because we have not explored the entire cove (due to water level), and now that the water level is up, we want to continue farther into the cove.  We are estimating the distance to be approximately 8-10 miles, so this paddle is for intermediate paddlers only.  There is virtually no current, so it is important to note that you will be paddling for the entire duration of the event. 

We will begin by paddling upstream towards the old mill ruins and a bit beyond.  We will then paddle back downstream for approximately 45 minutes until we reach the waterfall.  We will stop here for about 15 minutes to have a snack, take pictures and enjoy the view.  Next, we will be heading toward the cove to see how far into it we can explore. 

We will be eating lunch at Which Wich (close by at the Outlet Mall), and would love for you to join us, but this is optional.

Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or canoe




Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Olde Rope Mill Park
690 Rope Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188

Directions to Olde Rope Mill Park:

From I-575 Traveling North

Take Exit 9

Turn right onto Ridgewalk Parkway

At the first light, turn left onto Rope Mill Road

This road dead ends into the park.


From I-575 Traveling South

Take Exit 9

Turn left onto Ridgewalk Parkway

At the first light, turn left onto Rope Mill Road

This road dead ends into the park.


Coordinates: 34.13160, -84.52340


This is an in and out paddle, so no shuttle will be required. Parking is free and there is a bathroom (porta potty) available on site.  

If you bring your dog, please make sure to have plenty of water for him.  Also, if the temperature exceeds 90 degrees, I ask that you leave your furry, best friend at home.

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