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*You Can Do It* at Clinton Nature Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Villa Rica, GA   Hike: *You Can Do It* at Clinton Nature Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 29 2016  10:00 am >> Sat, Oct 29 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 24 2016 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 28 2016 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



     Welcome to my *You Can Do It*  series of hikes!  These hikes are designed especially for folks who are new to hiking OR to the hike location.  They'll go no faster than a leisurely pace and we will pause to take pictures when the opportunity arises.

     I always enjoy bringing AOC groups out to explore the trails of the Clinton Nature Preserve.  This free, 200-acre park was donated to Douglas County by Ms. Annie Mae Clinton. The park is required by Ms. Clinton's will to remain in its natural state as much as possible. The park contains nature trails and open exploration areas.

     We'll have a wonderful time hiking some easy trails that meander past meadows, wind past a picturesque pond, go beside a bubbling brook (dry now because of our current drought), cross over exposed rock, and pass through lovely woods.  Also on our hike we'll visit the John Thomas Carnes Cabin, circa 1830, a pre-Civil War residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you have never been to this wonderful park, I can promise you won’t be disappointed.

     So come join me on this wonderful AOC hike at Clinton Nature Preserve!

     P.S. They have some other nice amenities that perhaps you’ll want to experience another time – including a .41 miles walking track and an incredible playground for your kids.


Required Items to Bring:

Appropriate clothing for weather

Appropiate walking/hiking shoes

Plenty of fluid for adequate hydration

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta area:

Head West on I-20 to Exit 30 (Post Road)

After exiting, you'll turn left and go over the I-20 bridge on Post Road

Go .9 mile and then turn right onto Ephesus Church Road

Go 1.2 miles and the Preserve will be on your right

Go down the gravel road approx. 100 yards and parking will be on your right in Parking area C.


Clinton Nature Preserve

8720 Ephesus Church Road

Villa Rica, Georgia 30180

Phone: (770) 920- 7129


I'll allow up to four dogs on this adventure.  :-)

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