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Saturday Morning @ Leita Thompson Memorial Park w/ Optional Lunch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 1200 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 14 2017  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 14 2017 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 12 2017 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 14 2017 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gayle M.
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me for a fun hike at Leita Thompson Memorial Park. We will do 2 loops around the park for a total of 5 miles at a moderate pace enjoying all the scenery. Leita Thompson Memorial Park is a dirt roller coaster trail. It will give you a good workout while enjoying your hike through the woods.

Leita Thompson bought the land in 1946 and made it her home until her 1978 death. During her lifetime, Thompson was an early female banking executive who helped other working women with retirement assistance, disability, housing and social and professional recognition. Upon her death, she donated her property to the foundation she created to carry out her work, the Leitalift Foundation. The Leitalift Foundation Inc. has donated more than 100 acres of prime, mostly undeveloped property to the city of Roswell Recreation and Parks Department. The land will remain undeveloped for the near future.

We will meet at the overflow parking lot (see directions below) at 9:45 am for socializing & introductions. The hike will start PROMPTLY at 10:oo am.

Optional Lunch at Panera Bread. (See Notes for details)

I look forward to having a fun Saturday morning hike with you all!!


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Hiking poles, if you wish, since this is a roller coaster trail.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1200 Woodstock Road                                                   GPS Coordinates:

 Roswell, GA 30075                                                        34.0631479, -84.4067842

After entering Leita Thompson Memorial Park take the 1st right to the overflow parking lot where we will meet.

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Optional Lunch:

Panera Bread

Roswell Corners

1195 Woodstock Road

Roswell, GA 30075

Take a right out of Leita Thompson Memorial Park. Do a Uee back to the 1st stop light. Turn LEFT onto Mountain Park Road. Take the 1st RIGHT into Roswell Corners Shopping Center. Drive straight to the end. Turn RIGHT & go to the end. Panera Bread will be on the right at the end of the shops.