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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, Jun 12 2016  8:30 am >> Sun, Jun 12 2016 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 9 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 12 2016 8:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Thomas W.
Heidi 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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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 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.  So, this paddle is suitable for beginners, but remember, you will be paddling the entire trip.  

We will begin by paddling upstream towards the old mill ruins. We will then paddle back downstream for approximately 45 minutes until we reach the waterfall.  We will stop here for a few minutes to take pictures and enjoy the view.  

Next, we will head on towards Lake Allatoona, but will not be entering the large lake, so boat traffic will still be at a minimum.  There is a small beach area, where we can stop and have a snack for about 15 minutes, before we paddle back upstream to the take out.  

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




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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 (Ridgewalk Parkway Exit)
Turn right off Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At first light -  make a left onto Olde Rope Mill Park Road

This road dead ends into the park.

From I-575 Traveling South
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway Exit)
Turn left onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At second light - make a left onto Olde Rope Mill Park 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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