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Monday Morning at Simpsonwood Park
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Oct 12 2020 10:00 am >> Mon, Oct 12 2020 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Oct 8 2020 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Oct 12 2020 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Simpsonwood Park is a heavily wooded 223 scre park that was once the site of a convention center, but ultimately became the property of the county and is now preserved as a park for public use. The park has a 3 mile loop trail that is remarkable in its beauty and its assortment of extraordinary trees. It is virtually a hardwood forest in many places! In all, there are around 5 miles of unpaved trails within the park. It also Simpsonwood Park is named after Ludie Simpson who donated the land to the Methodist Church. Now a Gwinnett County park, it borders the Chattahoochee River, directly across the river from the Jones Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It has about 5 miles of unpaved trails, including an approximately 3-mile-long loop trail. Although the park land no longer belongs to the Methodist Church, its chapel remains and can be rented for events.
The trail is easy on the feet with hard packed dirt surfaces and only mild elevation changes. It's ideal for folks who haven't hiked a great deal and who can't handle great distances or hills. Parking is free, and a restroom facility is available next to the parking lot. Dogs are welcome, but they must be kept on leash and their trail messes must be removed. Remember, the AOC follows a "Leave No Trace" policy on all events.
John B. is very familiar with the park, and he has agreed to help us find some of the lesser known trails not on the main loop to add distance to the hike. John plans to train to be a trip leader once the AOC resumes training - - and he loves to practice his leadership skills!
Parking is free in the lot to the left after you drive in . . . or additional parking is available farther down the entrance road. Bathrooms are available.
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Coordinates: 33.986230, -84.243310
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