Roswell’s Vickery Creek Covered Bridge w/ Optional Lunch - Thu, Nov 7 2019

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Roswell’s Vickery Creek Covered Bridge w/ Optional Lunch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA. 30075   Hike: Roswell’s Vickery Creek Covered Bridge w/ Optional Lunch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 7 2019  10:30 am >> Thu, Nov 7 2019 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 1 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 7 2019 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Memphis Russ
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Join your AOC friends & buddies in our search for the Great Blue Heron during a conversational hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our hike at the Roswell Old Mill Parking Lot at their Covered Bridge for access to Vickery Creek.  This moderately challeging loop (covered with many exposed roots & medium size rocks) explores the hills and banks along Big Creek, which powered one of the South's most important mills during the 1800s. It begins at the Roswell's Historical Covered Bridge entrance to Vickery Creek and with the exception of a few short steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs and gorges, the terrain is fairly level.  We will make a scenic loop, including Roswell's Covered Bridge, with ascending entrance steps to the park (Moderate D-2, for 5+ miles).  Additionally, the hike includes a stop at the spillway dam, which fed the mill wheel in a factory downstream. Supplying textiles for Confederate uniforms, the mill was a primary target for Gen. William Sherman whose troops destroyed the facility during the Civil War. The trails along Big Creek are very scenic with the sound of a rushing mountain creek and waterfall.  We will stop and take a few pictures along the trail.  Never know when a Great Blue Heron might just drop in for a fish or two!  (2-weeks ago, it did!)

Please arrive a few minutes early to check in or use the adjoining Covered Bridge bathrooms.  If you're running late or can't make it at the last minute, please call Russ at 404-353-3077. 

Following the hike, you're welcome to drive a short distance & join some of us for a tasty North River Tavern (NRT) Special:  EVERY THURSDAY & SATURDAY all craft burgers are only 6.95 (dine-in only, 1 per person, drink purchase required)

North River Tavern's address is: 8879 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia

8879 Roswell Road,
Sandy Springs, GA.

Phone: 770-552-8784

Required Items to Bring:

- Plenty of Water, a must

- Hiking Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Camera

- Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1 Mill Street Roswell, GA. 30075

Coordinates:  34.01305855605106,-84.35905892016216

We are meeting at the Mill Street Covered Bridge Parking Lot entrance to Vickery Creek, where there are bathrooms & parking is FREE.  It is east of Atlanta Street at 1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075.  We will meet in the parking lot, adjacent to the Covered Bridge.  We will start our hike at the Covered bridge entrance to NPS's Vickery Creek. 

Approx physical address:

1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075

Roswell, GA



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