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Monday Morning at Charleston Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North Forsyth   Hike: Monday Morning at Charleston Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 27 2020  10:00 am >> Mon, Jul 27 2020 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 23 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 27 2020 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's have this week's Monday morning hike in a great park that I've recently been introduced to - -  Charleston Park. (Thank you, Richard Z.!) This is a trail that is used for both mountain biking as well as hiking. The 5+ mile trail meanders around a cove on Lake Lanier, and has several small and gradual elevation changes.The trail is not terribly wide so we will walk against travel direction of bikes. Everyone will need to be prepared to move out of the way quickly should bikers approach. 

I'm not terribly familiar with the trails, but there are signs, so we should be able to find our way around.   I've added 1/2 hour to the hike to enable us to complete both the inner and outer loops of the park, which cover all the trails.

The area is beautiful, with lots of views of Lake Lanier.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes

Fluids - - a must!

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

insect repellant 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

5850 Charleston Park Rd

From 400 N, exit 17 -Keith Bridge Rd, turn right, travel to Hwy 369 Browns Bridge Rd and turn right.

Travel approximately 1.7 miles to Charleston Park Rd and turn right ( You'll see Mashburn Marine Storage on right. if you miss the turn there will be a second right immediately after that you can take).

As you pull into the park the boat launch is directly ahead and the park parking is to the left. Park at the parking and we'll meet in front of the bathrooms.  Do NOT park in the boat ramp area.

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