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Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve (Elachee Nature Center)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gainesville, GA   Hike: Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve (Elachee Nature Center)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 10 2021  9:00 am >> Sun, Jan 10 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 7 2021 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 10 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:8 Miles
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Member Cost:None

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Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
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Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Please join me for a hike at the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.   There are numerous trails and we will have time to hike most of them.  The hike will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Nature Center parking lot. We will first head south down the Dunlap Trail, connect to the West Lake Trail where we will loop around Chicopee Lake where we will take about 10 minute break and enjoy the lake.   Then back to the parking lot via the East Lake Trail.  Once at the parking lot we will pick up the Dodd Trail and Mathis Trail to bring us up to about 8 miles.  I have been there a few times but not super familiar with the trails therefore have posted as exploratory.

Hike begins promptly at 9:00 am - we will be back to the Nature Center parking lot before12:00 p.m. 

This hike will be at a moderate pace - just under 3 mph

http://www.elachee .org/visit_us/hiking_trails.html  for more information about Elachee Nature Center and Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve

There are no restroom facilities available on Sunday.  

There is no carpool for this event.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes/boots

Lots of Water/Snacks 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta, go north on I-85

Take the I-985 Exit and continue to Exit 17.

Turn left off ramp onto Hwy 13 (Atlanta Highway)

Continue past the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on the right

Turn right at the next road ("G" Avenue) and make an immediate right onto "A" Avenue which becomes Elachee Drive. 

Continue on Elachee Drive for 1 mile through the golf course, on the bridge over I-985, and continue straight into the gravel trail head parking lot.

Elachee Nature Center     2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA   30504

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