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Urban Hike, King Center & Freedom Parkway Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location:   Urban Hike: Urban Hike, King Center & Freedom Parkway Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 16 2017  5:00 pm >> Mon, Jan 16 2017 6:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 10 2017 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 16 2017 1:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Stacey Johnson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


In commemoration of the Martin Luth King, Jr. holiday, we will hike between two centers of Georgia's icons via the beautiful Freedom Parkway Trail and its adjoining urban walkways. Jimmy Carter, former governor of Georgia and United States President has worked hard for the poor around the world.  The hike will begin at the Jimmy Carter Center.  We will walk around the grounds exploring.   We will then hike 1.2 miles to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.  Martin Luther King Jr.  was a key figure in eliminating segregation in America. We will hike around the King center and surrounding area, stopping to pay tribute the civil rights leader and taking pictures as we like.  We will hike 1.2 miles and return to the cars from here.  The hike will have gentle inclines and declines.  The surface will be asphalt.  There will be some big oak trees along the way for shade.

We will meet at the circle with 51 flags from around the world in front of the center.  We will begin the hike at  5 pm.

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Walking shoes or boots

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The Carter Center is about 2 miles east of downtown Atlanta, at 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307. 1. Take the I-75/ I-85 "Downtown Connector" (north or south) and get off at Exit 248C, "Freedom Parkway, the Carter Center." 2. Merge onto Freedom Parkway, follow it eastward about 1.8 miles, and bear Right at the sign for the Carter Center. 3. As you loop around the Center, bear Left into its free public Parking Lot at "Entrance # 3" (Executive Offices). 4. Our AOC group will gather at the circle with 51 flags from around the world in front of the Center. GPS Users: Feel free to enter as your destination address this Lat/Lon for our "51 Flags" meetup spot: 33.76775, -84.35524 For a Carter Center Map (and alt. Directions via I-20) click this link:

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