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Saturday Morning Hike: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
|Event Location:||Southwest Atlanta (See directions below)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 14 2019 8:30 am >> Sat, Sep 14 2019 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Sep 9 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Sep 14 2019 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
The battle of Utoy Creek was fought in this area during the Civil War, and some trenches can still be seen. The Preserve is one of the oldest forests in Atlanta, and the alkaline waters from the local springs became popular at the beginning of the 20th century. An exclusive resort was built at this site, including a hotel and a restaurant, and until the 1950s the spring water was actually bottled and sold. There are stands of beautiful beech, oak, & magnolia trees. There is abundant wildlife, including turtles, fish, deer, predatory birds and song birds. It also has some interesting ruins. The 120 acres of this park, although ensconced within the city limits and close to I 285, are remarkably clean and peaceful. After walking a few minutes you will not even realize that you are in the city.
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Optional: After the hike we will explore the Hampton-Beecher Nature Preserve, which is 3.5 miles away and features 4 miles of trails.
|How to Get There:|
This park is located in Southwest Atlanta. The simplest way to get there is the following: Going South on I 285 take Exit 7. At the bottom of the ramp turn left (i.e. East) onto Cascade Road. Proceed about 1.4 miles. The park will be on your right at the traffic light. The address is: 2852 Cascade Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30311
Dogs must be on leash.
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