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Hike Elachee Nature Preserve-Fall Colors Edition

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gainesville Georgia   Hike: Hike  Elachee Nature Preserve-Fall Colors Edition   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 27 2019  1:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 27 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 18 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 27 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bryan E.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will meet at the Elachee Aquatic Center. This hike is a combination of the Lake & Bridge Loops.  Don your comfortable shoes for this moderate trail between Chicopee lake and the Elachee Nature Center that meanders throught the rolling hills of the region. This hike will be moderated paced maintaing at least 3 miles per hour. We should be able to experience some beautiful fall colors. 

For overview of the trails system: hiking-trails-2019.pdf

For Trail Description: trails/our-trail-system/

PARKING FEE: All vehicles entering and parking in the Chicopee Woods Conservation Area are subject to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission parking fee (effective February 1, 2018). Daily parking fee is $5 per vehicle or $10 for 15-passenger vans and buses. Or, purchase a $50 annual parking pass. LEARN MORE

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable shoes & water.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take 85 North and stay left at the split staying on I-985 N. Take exit 20 for GA-60 toward GA-53/Gainesville/Candler Road. Turn right on GA- 60/Queen CIty Pkwy for 0.3 miles. Then turn right onto Calvery Church Road for 2.3 miles where you will see the parking lot on the left for the Aquatic Center.


2100 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30504

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